The Bereavement Ministy consists of a group of concerned parishioners who assist the Pastor in reaching out to those who have expreienced the death of a family member.
Our guidelines are: following contact from the parish office, the family is contacted and two members will meet with them to assist with planning the funeral liturgy. This meeting can be a sensitive and emotional time for members of the family. We help with the selection of liturgical options, readings, hymns and decisions about the funeral reception, and are present for the service to support the family in whatever way is needed.
The ministry members follow up with family visitations, prayer shawls, and a November Rememberance Ceremony.
This is a ministry of compassion and service to all.