Have You Ever Considered Bereavement Ministry?

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Published by

The Corporal works and the Spiritual works of mercy are at the core of who we are as Catholics Christian. They not only identify who we are as a people; charitable, caring, compassionate and generous, they also identify the behaviors which help us to live our lives as true disciples of Jesus Christ. An unknown author was quoted as saying “People see what we do, God sees why.

All of us have or will experience the tragic loss of a friend or loved one in our lives. It is at these times when we, as a Christian community, need to draw close to each other and our loving God for support and comfort. If you have been a recipient of the care and support shared by our Bereavement Ministry or just want to help others who may be suffering, this is your opportunity.


Date:               Saturday, June 5, 2021

Presenter:      Amy Florian

Via Zoom (Invitations will be sent after registration is complete)

Participants should contact their individual Parish Coordinator to register. Prior registration is required.


8:45 – 9:00                 Log in and technical support

9:00 – 9:15                 Welcoming – Details and logistics – Opening Prayer – Introduction

9:15 – 10:15               “The Catholic View of Death & Communication Skills with Grieving People”

10:15 –10:30               Break

10:30 – 11:45              Continuation of “Communication Skills with Grieving People”

11:45 – 12:15              Lunch

12:15 – 1:15                “Planning the Funeral Rites”

1:15 – 1:30                 Wrap up and Closing Prayer

Reservations: You MUST contact the Bereavement Ministry Coordinator, Kathy O’Neill (, at OLW’s parish office prior to registering for this workshop at

Registration CLOSES Monday May 31, 2021 – No registrations after this date.  Questions: Contact Deacon Joe Yannotta or Diane Yannotta at or

Amy Florian is a nationally recognized speaker, teacher, and retreat director who uses her personal experience, advanced education, and knowledge from over 30 years of parish liturgy and bereavement ministries for her engaging and dynamic presentations.

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