The Friends of the Bereaved extends compassion and support to parish families who have lost a loved one. They provide food, a salad or dessert and/or serve at funeral receptions.
The ministry continues to reach out to the families by sending Mass cards and Christmas cards the first year after the loss. A personal phone call is also made to family members during the months after the loss of a loved one.
The ministry hosts the All Soul's Day Mass and Reception each November 2nd. All parish members who have lost a loved one come together, pray and be in community with one another.
Many volunteers are needed. You can either make a salad or deset for the funeral receptions, or if you'd like you can be trained to serve at the receptions.
The families that have lost a loved one need to gather and share memories of their loved one and be supported and cared for. This special ministry allows them a chance to do this.