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Bereavement Ministry

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Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry provides support to those grieving the loss of a loved-one. Following the death of a loved-one, a sympathy card is sent to the next of kin. This is followed by an empathy telephone call, providing comfort and support. Twice per year, trained facilitators offer an eight-week bereavement program for parishioners and/or others in our community who are grieving. Alumni of the bereavement program are invited to participate in a spring social. Memorial Mass, in November is co-hosted by the Bereavement Ministry. The Ministry hosts coffee Sunday once per year for parishioners to share in fellowship and refreshments. For more information, you can reach a member of the Bereavement Ministry through the parish office at 705-728-2985.​

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