Bereavement Ministry

If you have had a loss in your family and need to reach someone to make arrangements, please call the rectory at 847.825.3153

 

To volunteer for the Bereavement Ministry Contact:

Marge Fox
mafox@att.net

 

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

- Matthew 5:4

The Bereavement Ministry Team, grounded in faith and hope in the Resurrection, guides family members in uniting memories of their loved ones with the rituals of the Catholic Church.  We recognize our responsibility to honorably bury the dead as instructed by the Corporal Works of Mercy. 

Our team is available to support and comfort family members after the death of a loved one.   We are present at every stage of the process, from assisting at the wake, to facilitating funeral preparations, and offering emotional support in the months following the funeral.  

Our services include assisting the families of the deceased in preparing the funeral liturgy, wake service, and other rituals or events, and planning the parish All Souls' Day liturgy in remembrance of all parishioners who died in the past year.