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, December 21 @ 6:30 PM in the Bridal Room. (*Note - this is the 3rd Thursday of the month)

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: mking@bscmorton.org) to discuss our various avenues of assistance.

INDIVIDUAL GRIEF CONSOLATION

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.

GRIEF CARE

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.

MEMORIAL MASS

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 CARE NEWS

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/mking@bscmorton.org).

BEREAVEMENT TEAM

Rex & Cathy Bartelmay

Mickey King

Cheryl Miller

Deacon Dave Steeples

Judi Yocum

Contact

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

IN MEMORIAM

Shirley A. West ~ December 13, 2017

Robert G. "Bob" Hovland ~ December 12, 2017

Edward "Ed" Frietsch ~ December 11, 2017

John "Lee" Bozdech ~ December 7, 2017

Elaine Roberts ~ December 1, 2017

Connie Simmons ~ November 30, 2017

James Gilles ~ November 26, 2017

Constance Payton ~ November 18, 2017

Wanda Papis ~ November 11, 2017

Janet Grebner ~ October 15, 2017

Carolee Farris ~ October 14, 2017

John Zaremba ~ October 9, 2017

Mary Osborne ~ October 4, 2017

Sandy M. DeSantis ~ September 16, 2017

Carol Vrabel ~ August 8, 2017

Joseph Leonard ~ August 14, 2017

Stanley Bugaieski ~ July 16, 2017

Michelle A. Rossi ~ July 10, 2017

Michael Baer ~ July 1, 2017

Richard N. Miller ~ June 27, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Loscheider ~ June 2, 2017

Judith Wand ~ May 19, 2017

Irene Strother ~ May 13, 2017

Helen Baer ~ April 22, 2017

Audrey McCool ~ March 17, 2017

Joseph Bauer ~ March 12, 2017

Robert E. Knapp ~ March 7, 2017

Thomas Kearns ~ February 8, 2017

Patricia Naas ~ February 1, 2017

David West ~ January 18, 2017

Beverly King ~ January 17, 2017

Timothy Wolters ~ December 15, 2016

Robert Riley ~ December 10, 2016

James Morrow ~ December 7, 2016

Eugene Farris ~ November 30, 2016