BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY

The loss of a loved one is the most stressful
of life's events. Survivors experience extreme
emotional pain, emptiness, pain and sorrow.  
Death creates a void that no one can replace.  
Yet life continues in an arduous,mournful
struggle.

To assist the bereaved in addressing this
emotional struggle we have a Bereavement
Ministry which attempts to reach out and
share their pain in some way.

We visit the family to bring the sympathy of
the parish, to offer help in planning the
funeral liturgy, to serve or deliver coffee and
lunch after the funeral, and to house sit.

The Bereavement Ministry provides an
excellent opportunity to participate in the
Lord's Sermon on the Mount "Blessed are
they who mourn, for they shall be comforted"
(Matthew 5:4)

We welcome new members to help in any or
all of these tasks.