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About Consolation Ministry

Ministry of Consolation

The Ministry of Consolation is a part of the ministry of the Church. "Those who are baptized into Christ and nourished at the same table of the Lord are to be responsible for each other" (OCF #8). This ministry of mutual charity, caring for others in sickness, death, divorce and mourning, is a call to every believer — priest, deacon, religious, layperson. The responsibility of the Ministry of Consolation rests with the community, which is to be instructed in this care by pastors, parochial vicars, and other ministers. The ministry is made up of committed volunteers who are or will be trained in dealing with the feelings and emotions of those who have experienced a significant loss in their life.

 

Advanced Directives

This form can be downloaded from the New Jersey Catholic Conference website.