Technology can be a big help, even in a very traditional service like ours. We’ve learned there are a number of ways it can serve our families celebrating a loved one, as well as their extended families and friends who come to help comfort them as guests paying their respects. We have added an electronic monitor screen at the entrance of our chapel to help people quickly identify where to go, as well as our Electronic Guest Book. Typing your name and address into the electronic pad, (or one of our staff will assist with this) makes it many times easier for the family to complete the process of acknowledgement notes for the kindness of your presence and your visit. We have also added QRC codes to our screens, mass cards and printed collateral, that can be scanned with your IPhone or Android, and you can register, leave a message for the family and get all the information about visitation time, funeral services, church location, cemetery, etc. Scanning the code means the entire process is “Touchless.” That has been especially appreciated over the past couple of years.
If there’s a convenience we can identify that can be solved with technology, while retaining the personal reverence of honoring the life of your loved ones, we will quickly adapt. Every opportunity we can find to make this difficult process a little bit easier for families is an opportunity we’ll pursue