In March, 2003, the Wellness Ministry formed a "Bereavement Ministry" that is serving those in our community who may have lost a family member or loved one. The Bereavement Ministry provides dinners in The Gathering Place after Funeral Masses/Services to those families who request them. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are gratefully accepted.
At present, the Bereavement Ministry has over 100 volunteers in four teams who prepare, cook, and serve the meal. Normally each team is responsible, on a rotating basis, for a particular funeral unless it is exceptionally large, when more than one team may be used.
During the time that the Bereavement Ministry has been in existence, it has served dinners for many funerals. The appreciation expressed by those using this ministry has been nothing less than phenomenal. Although families are sad and overwhelmed with their loss, the Bereavement Ministry attempts to make manifest the love and comfort that God gives to his grieving children.
Additional volunteers are always needed to donate a food item and/or help prepare and serve the dinner. If you are interested in volunteering for this wonderful and compassionate ministry, would like more information, or would like to avail yourself of this ministry, please call the Pastoral Office Center at 410-255-3677. Please leave your name, phone number, and e-mail address.