Bereavement Ministry

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.[Psalm 34:19]

* The next Grief Care session will be held Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 PM in the Bridal Room.

* The Memorial Mass and reception will be held Monday, November 13 @ 5:30 PM.

 What is grief?  Grief is not an illness or a disease.  It is a normal reaction to the death of someone you love.  You grieve deeply because you love deeply.  Grief is the process by which healing takes place but it can be hard work!  Our Catholic faith can be a tremendous source of strength in helping us through this difficult journey.

The mission of the Bereavement Ministry of Blessed Sacrament Church is to assist in the healing process by providing support for any individual who has experienced the death of a loved one.  This outreach is facilitated by trained ministers who offer a compassionate, consoling and encouraging presence thereby manifesting Christ’s mercy, hope and love during periods of pain and sorrow.

If you are grieving, or know of someone else who could use the prayers and support of our faith community during this difficult time, please contact Mickey King (266-9721, ext.252/email: to discuss our various avenues of assistance.


As companions on the journey, specially trained bereavement ministers offer support by making phone calls and home visits, sending letters and cards, providing personal resource material, and connecting grieving families with public health resources in the local community.


This support group meets on the fourth Thursday of most months beginning at 6:30 PM.  The sessions are open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one regardless of where they are at on their grief journey or whether or not they have attended in the past.  Group participants support each other by sharing their unique experiences and by offering wisdom, reassurance, and consolation. The environment creates a warm and hospitable space where the opportunity for healing is cultivated.

Upcoming Grief Care sessions:

  October 26

  December 21 


During the month of November, the Bereavement Ministry and Knights of Columbus host a Memorial Mass to commemorate and honor those who have died.  Anyone is welcome to submit the name of their loved one and they will be remembered in a special way during the Mass. Following the Mass, a private dinner is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall for family members of deceased Knights.  All others are invited to attend a light reception in the Parish Hall after the Mass where grief resource material will be made available to any interested parties.


Grief resource information and event notifications are sent out periodically via the Grief Care email distribution list. If you are unable to attend the meetings but would like to add your name to the distribution list to receive Grief Care news, please contact Mickey King (266-9721, ext. 252/


Rex & Cathy Bartelmay

Mickey King

Cheryl Miller

Deacon Dave Steeples

Judi Yocum


For more information about the Bereavement Ministry, contact Mickey King at 266-9721, ext. 252, or email