The purpose of Rabboni is to console and comfort. When a death occurs in the parish, this ministry prepares and delivers a meal to the bereaving family; demonstrating the love and support of their parish. Also, Rabboni organizes an annual Spring Mass of Resurrection which is celebrated for the families who have lost a loved one during the previous year. We continue the evening with a dinner prepared by our ministers.
The name Rabboni comes from the Gospel of John 20:15-17…Jesus said to Mary, “Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” (Recognizing Him to be the Risen Lord) She turned and said to him in Hebrew “Rabboni” (which means Teacher---also spelled Rabbuni).