St. Simon Society

St. Simon Society which is based on the ministry of Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the Cross, serves as the Cathedral’s Bereavement Ministry.

St. Simon Society volunteers serve in pairs (He sent us out in twos). They are identifiable to others by magnetic ID badges that say “Cathedral of the Incarnation.” Volunteer opportunities are set up to take from 1 to 3 hours. Detail needs are communicated for each event.

For more information or to be added to the volunteer list please contact Sheila Jensen.

Responsibility for Funeral Liturgy Funeral Greeters are asked to arrive 1 hour before the start of the Funeral or Visitation in the church. Volunteers are very welcome to attend the service and take communion. One Shift of volunteers stay until the funeral starts. Another shift of volunteers stays 30 minutes after the service ends for light cleanup. Two to six people are needed as greeters.

Funeral Greeters typically work with the parish and funeral home staff to prepare the church for the service, direct people to the service and building facilities, disperse programs, open and close doors, and straighten the church after the service.

“If one member suffers in the body of Christ, which is the Church, all the members suffer with that member”  (1 Corinthians 12:26) The St. Simon Society ministry puts our faith into action.