Friends in Grief

candles intercessionFriends In Grief is a small parish group that endeavours to bring some comfort to the bereaved and show them they are in our prayers and thoughts. A sympathy card is sent from the parish and is followed up by a visit from one of our members within one to two months. Further visits are carried out if there is a need.

Another card is sent on the first anniversary of the death of the loved one so that the bereaved know they are still in our thoughts and prayers.

Each year early in November a mass is held to commemorate those in the parish who have died. Everyone is welcome and the mass is announced in the weekly parish newsletter. Those parishioners who have lost someone during the year will receive individual invitations. At the mass those attending light candles and the names of the dead are read out. Photographs can be displayed on the screen if the relatives wish.

memorial-garden 400pxThe members of the Friends in Grief group attend seminars on grief counselling on a regular basis.



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