Funeral Luncheons


Name: Mimi Ferlita, Associate Director of Pastoral Care
Phone: 847-907-3425


Funeral luncheons are provided at Holy Family and are available most days. Our luncheons are staffed by Holy Family volunteers who prepare and serve meals for families and their guests. Meals to be determined and include salads and desserts. We have coffee, lemonade and water to drink. Almost all of the meals are served in our Social Center which is a short walk down the hall from the church. The cost is $8.00 per buffet meal.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • This is an “on-call” ministry. Team members provide food, set-up and serve after funerals. Ministers prepare salads or deserts which they bring to church on the day of the funeral luncheon. Time commitment is usually from 10 am to 2 pm. Two to three days advanced notice is provided.
  • For all positions please contact the Pastoral Care Office at 847-907-3425 or email Mimi Ferlita at
  • Coordinators: This person contacts the volunteers to work the luncheon and is responsible for ordering the food and contacting those who willing to donate a food item. They also supervise the luncheon
  • Food preparation: These are the volunteers who are willing to provide a morning to both help prepare for the luncheon and serve at the meal. They also help clean up after.
  • Food donations: These are the volunteers who have agreed to provide a salad or dessert for a luncheon. With the increased number of luncheons we need a large group of volunteers.