I had meant to post the link to this article in November, the month in which we especially remember those who have died. Alas, November got away from me. Still, the dead are with us all year long and it is ALWAYS good to remember and pray for those who have died.
The high-schoolers featured in this article are carrying out the corporal work of mercy to bury the dead every day and doing so with grace and respect. Members of "The St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Society" at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio serve in a ministry of "respect and care, presence and prayer."
Their mission statement is as follows:
To practice the works of mercy by offering pallbearer services free of charge to those in need, especially the poor and elderly.
To affirm the value and dignity of human life
To represent the community at a person's final commendation
To commemorate and pray for the dead
I wish one of the local Catholic high schools in my area would take up a similar cause. It is a wonderful service.
Read the full article here: High School Pallbearers