Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult. Our Bereavement Ministry aims to ease the pain of these difficult times by helping you through the process of planning the funeral Mass. Oftentimes the funeral home will call the Parish Office on your behalf to arrange a date and time for the funeral Mass. Then, one of our Bereavement Ministers will arrange a time to meet with you to help plan the funeral liturgy, offering choices for music selections and scripture readings that you might wish to include. The Bereavement Minister will be there for you on the day of the funeral to help in any way needed.
Grief is an important process after the loss of a loved one.
Joyful Again! is a weekend program offered at various locations around Chicagoland to help widows and widowers cope with their loss. The program runs 8:45 AM - 7:30 PM on Saturday and 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM on Sunday. Most locations have the participants go home for the evening and return in the morning. Go to the Joyful Again! website to learn more about their program and when and where it is being offered. Click here to learn more about Joyful Again!
To Be Joyful Again is another support group for widows and widowers. It meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Parish, 2515 Palatine Road, Inverness, IL.
Watch for bulletin notices of programs and retreats to help you cope through the grieving process. Click here to learn more about To Be Joyful Again.