Westside Catholic Bereavement Ministry
Come, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
The Westside Catholic parishes sponsor Bereavement Ministry at various times throughout the year for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one.
Varying in length and in topics covered, each series offers a supportive and faith-filled setting in which to learn about the grief process and to share your experience of grief with others. The facilitators of this peer ministry are parish staff and/or trained parish members who have also experienced the pain of the loss of a loved one.
If you are feeling the loneliness of grief, you are invited to consider participating in any of these opportunities. The following overview offers you a picture of what will be available through the next 12 months, so that whenever you feel ready, you can take a new step on your journey to renewed hope.
Topics may include:
As you plan, please keep in mind that we recommend attending all the sessions in a series. If your loss was very recent, you may need time before attending such a group. We encourage you to call to discuss this if you are uncertain.
God comforts us in all our troubles so that we, in turn, may comfort others.
II Corinthians 1:4
Our faith can play an important role following the death of a loved one. Being with others who share the experience of losing someone close to them also helps ease the feelings of loneliness.