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Ministry Chair:  Linda DeShano

The mission of the Bereavement Committee is as follows:

  • Administer to bereaved parishioners and their families immediately following the death of a loved one.  This could include help to plan a funeral or memorial service.

  • Encourage pre-planning of the funeral liturgy.  Pre-planning will allow a parishioner to select the readings, hymns, and family participants for their funeral Mass at a non-critical time.  This may be a welcome gift to the families at an emotionally difficult time.

  • Celebrate a special Mass on All Souls' Day to honor deceased loved ones who have died within the last year or are having a special "memorial" anniversary such as 5 years, 10 years, etc.  Family members are encouraged to participate by lighting a candle for their loved ones during the Mass.

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