Bereavement Ministry Training 2023

Posted on August 15, 2023 by Published by

Bereavement Ministry Training for New Ministers is currently taking registrations. The session will be held on Saturday, September 9 at St. Edna Parish in Arlington Heights.

Bereavement Ministers assist grieving families prepare the funeral Mass to prayerfully and properly commemorate their loved one’s life.

  • Pray for the members of the parish community who have died and for their families.
  • Meet with the bereaved family to offer support and guidance as they plan the funeral liturgy.
  • Visit the family and friends of the deceased at the wake to offer support and prayer on behalf of their parish community.
  • Conduct the wake service if needed or requested by the bereaved family.
  • Serve as a greeter, lector or Eucharistic Minister at the funeral liturgy if needed or requested by the family.
  • Attend occasional prayer sessions and on-going formation to support the ministry.

Additional information about Bereavement Training and a REGISTRATION FORM can be found by clicking HERE.

If you have questions about the training session, contact Deacon Joe Yannotta at

Click HERE to download and print the flyer.

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