Funeral & Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry of St. Mary Help of Christians seeks to provide comfort and prayerful support to those in our parish family who have experienced the death of a loved one.

We represent our entire parish family as we reach out to the bereaved. We do this by attending the funeral (if possible), writing a note of sympathy on behalf of our parish community, and calling the bereaved. We remember the bereaved family and their loved one in prayer throughout the first year of loss. This includes inviting the bereaved families to the Mass of Remembrance in November, as well as remembering the anniversary of the loss of their loved one.

For more information or to volunteer, call Karen Van Deren at (803) 226-9882.