The Bereavement Ministry prays with and for members of our St. Julian family grieving the loss of a loved one.

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

MISSION STATEMENT

Following a loss, the St. Julian Eymard Bereavement Ministry seeks to bring a caring presence and living reminder of God’s love while guiding families through the process of conducting funeral and memorial services to honor their loved one.

VISION

To provide spiritual support, prayer, guidance and resources to our St. Julian family members grieving the loss of a loved one. In our faith community, no one should grieve alone.

time & talent

This ministry is open to compassionate men and women who understand: it’s not what you say, but how you listen; it’s not having answers, but having faith; it’s not avoiding pain, but holding onto each other—and to God.

Prayer & Worship

Losing a family member can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences a person will go through. The St. Julian Bereavement Ministry strives to live in the image of Jesus Christ who wept with those who mourned. We believe that in our faith community, no one should grieve alone.

To that end we pray for and with each family that loses a loved one. By performing various tasks vital to helping bereaved families deal with loss as they pass through the stages of grief, we attempt to bring comfort and consolation to the bereaved.

SERVICES & ACTIVITIES

  • Wake. When Pastor is not available, the Bereavement Ministry team will conduct the Vigil for the Deceased at funeral home.

  • Service. The Bereavement Ministry performs all pre/post Sacristan duties for Funeral and Memorial Masses.

  • Committal. The Bereavement Ministry conducts the final prayers at nearby cemeteries (within 10-mile radius).

  • Family Interview. Bereavement Ministers meet with families to aid in the planning of services and learn about the decedent.

Training provided.


Are you called? Join our Bereavement Ministry. Contact the Parish Office for more information today (847) 956-0130 or info@stjulianeymard.org.