Bereavement Ministry

Ann Kleine-Kracht,

As a parish community, St. Agnes wants to reach out with compassion, to offer presence, support and God’s healing comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

This ministry calls for a pair of ministers to contact a newly bereaved family to offer any help they may need with the wake and funeral arrangements. Then, this team will send cards and make periodic calls or visits during the first year to give support and companionship.

Training will be provided and the teams will meet monthly to support each other, discuss strategies and pray.