Funerals can be a very trying time for families. It can be overwhelming not only with feelings of loss but also for dealing with the practical considerations of meal preparation for sometimes a large number of relatives and friends.
St. Joseph supports these families through our Martha’s Ministry. St. Joseph’s is dedicated to providing families with a peaceful and comfortable reception following the funeral of their deceased loved ones so that families can spend time together with friends and relatives, share memories, and support one another at this difficult time. Martha’s Ministry handles the planning and organization of the event and makes every effort to create a stress-free experience for the family and loved ones.
Ministers set up, cater, serve and clean the hall and the only qualifications are a welcoming smile and a commitment to serve. Sometimes ministers prepare food or bring food from home, other times they serve catered meals.
For our funeral families, you can find the funeral meal request form here.
If you’re interested in joining this ministry, please call Theresa Newcomer (301.694.6051) or Jean Ryberg (301.668.1228). You may also email them.