The Bereavement Ministry prays with and for members of our St. Julian family grieving the loss of a loved one.
“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
Following a loss, the OLBS Bereavement Ministry seeks to bring a caring presence and living reminder of God’s love while guiding families through the process of conducting funeral and memorial services to honor their loved one.
To provide spiritual support, prayer, guidance and resources to our OLBS family members grieving the loss of a loved one. In our faith community, no one should grieve alone.
This ministry is open to compassionate men and women who understand: it’s not what you say, but how you listen; it’s not having answers, but having faith; it’s not avoiding pain, but holding onto each other—and to God.
Losing a family member can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences a person will go through. The St. Julian Bereavement Ministry strives to live in the image of Jesus Christ who wept with those who mourned. We believe that in our faith community, no one should grieve alone.
To that end we pray for and with each family that loses a loved one. By performing various tasks vital to helping bereaved families deal with loss as they pass through the stages of grief, we attempt to bring comfort and consolation to the bereaved.
Wake. The Bereavement Ministry team supports the Pastor during the Vigil for the Deceased at funeral home.
Service. The Bereavement Ministry performs all pre/post Sacristan duties for Funeral and Memorial Masses.
Family Interview. Bereavement Ministers meet with families to aid in the planning of services and learn about the decedent.
Are you called? Join our Bereavement Ministry. Contact the Parish Office for more information today (847) 979-0901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.