Bereavement Support

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

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What to do when a someone is seriously ill.

 

 

In an emergency please notify the Parish Office 01722 333581. It is important that the sick person be able to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing. When one is near death, Viaticum (Eucharist) is offered. All sacraments are for the living and are to be administered when one has the capacity to receive the strength and blessing they offer

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Sally’s story is moving and inspiring. Sadly last Summer, after an eight-year battle with cancer, her husband Paul died. Devastating – especially when you leave a wife and three young children behind – but in the face of this grief, Sally is strong, positive and gives a great example of Christian witness.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

 


The Bereavement Supprt Group is a supportive, friendly and relaxed gathering for those who are bereaved or suffering a loss.  We meet at 11:00 in St Osmund’s Parish Rooms (next to the church) normally on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and everyone is welcome.  

MISSION:

We are here to do everything we can to provide love, support and prayers to individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

We acknowledge that the journey of bereavement can start before our loved ones die and we aim to offer love and support at this point also if needed.

New Members Welcome:

One of the greatest acts of mercy is to comfort the bereaved and those close to death. If you feel you have it in your heart to help those in our Parish during their greatest moment of need, please contact the Parish office and register your interest.

What to do when someone dies.

When someone dies please notify the Parish Office as soon as you are able (01722 333581), so that with the family of the deceased we can begin making arrangements for the funeral. We do advise you to talk to us first before contacting an undertaker. 

When someone dies it is often a time of great sadness, mourning and reflection but as Christians we must also remember to rejoice that the Lord Jesus Christ has won a great victory over death and made it possible for us to pass through to new and eternal life.

This period can also be a busy time when arrangements have to be made and friends and relatives notified. So it is the intention of the Bereavement Group with this page to help you with some information which you may find helpful.

Please click here for a Guide to a Catholic Funeral.