When a death occurs, life, for those who live on, changes forever. The Church recognizes this change and offers hope and comfort to those who grieve the loss of a loved one. As Jesus comforted Mary and Martha, the parish community can reach out to comfort those who mourn.
Bereavement Ministry is praying for the dead and comforting those who mourn, one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
St. John XXIII has a number of parishioners and staff who are trained as bereavement ministers. Their role is to:
If you are interested in serving in this ministry at St. John XXIII, please contact Deacon Chris Murphy, Pastoral Associate, at 847.864.1185 x242 or email@example.com.