Arimathean Ministry

The Arimathean Ministry fulfills one of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy, to bury the dead. The name of the ministry comes from Joseph of Arimathea who cared for the body of Jesus by removing Him from the cross, wrapping Him in linen cloth, and laying him in Joseph’s personal tomb.  The main role of an Arimathean is to set up, prepare, and serve for a funeral Mass. This ministry is especially suited for people who are retired or people who have flexible work schedules. Training will be provided. Many funeral visitors are not parishioners or even Catholic and this can be a wonderful evangelization opportunity.