Ministers of Consolation take on the role of companion, greeter, and cake baker. When a funeral is called into St. Andrew Avellino Parish, the coordinator of the ministers contacts a companion. This person calls the person listed as the contact. The companion meets with the contact person to discuss and assist the family in the choosing of the hymns and readings for the funeral Mass. About two weeks later, a cake is brought to the family in the name of the Parish. Four small books are sent to the family during the year. These books, Journeying Through Grief, offer consoling thoughts to family members who are grieving.