Bereavement Ministry

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
– Matthew 5, 4

Bereavement ministry is a caring outreach ministry to the families of SJV parishioners who experience the death of a loved one. Follow-up contact is made primarily in the first year of bereavement by phone or personal visit.

Bereavement information packets are mailed to the families four to six weeks after the funeral. In addition, this ministry plans and facilitates the memorial liturgy for all the deceased of the past year on All Soul’s Day.

A team of caring, good listening and compassionate volunteers coordinate this ministry. There are monthly support groups held as needed.

For more information, please contact:

Rita Demarchi