Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Ministry of Bereavement

We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Understanding the dynamics of grief and helping others through the grief process to search for inner strength, hope, and new beginnings are a great part of this ministry. From experience, we realize that one of the final stages in healthy grief recovery is a desire to reach out and help others who are grieving. The Ministry of Consolation at Holy Martyrs is a prayerful, faith-based group made up of individuals dedicated to reaching out and helping those experiencing grief by depending on Our Loving God and each other. Participating in this ministry gives a person the opportunity to help others who are suffering the loss of a loved one and to share their own grief experiences. The primary goal is to offer hope to the grieved and to encourage them to openly express their feelings. This ministry offers information that encourages growth in the grieving process and provides, for those in the grief process, periodic bereavement sessions.

Chairperson:

Staff Liaison: Reverend Stephen Dohner