The Bereavement Ministry is designed specifically to support surviving members of the bereaved families at St. Joseph’s Parish.
There are three main elements included in this ministry:
1. An initial visit or phone call to the bereaved family where the program is explained and appropriate materials are given to the family if they elect to participate;
2. Monthly letter writing over the first year of bereavement; and
3. Personal visits and/or phone calls by a member of the Bereavement Ministry Team for a period of a year after the initial loss.
In addition, special days such as Valentines, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthday and anniversary dates are recognized since these are often painful times for the survivors.
Contact: Jean LeFrancois, Chairwoman