Bereavement Ministries of St. Colette


CARE MINISTRY

A MINISTRY OF COMFORT AND CONSOLATION

CARE is a spiritual support ministry that provides comfort and consolation by reaching out to the homebound, the bereaved and the military.  We are here for the parish community in prayer and support.

  • CARE ministry brings Holy Eucharist to members of the Catholic Church who are ill and homebound

  • CARE ministry reaches out to console the bereaved by attending wakes and funerals.  We also offer comfort by serving food for funerals luncheons which are held at St. Colette.

  • CARE ministry schedules and hosts Memorial Masses to honor parishioners and their family members.

  • CARE ministry hosts a luncheon for parishioners and family that have lost loved ones each year.  This gathering provides a spiritual time for sharing and connecting with others that need to know they are not alone in their sorrow

  • CARE ministry strives to build morale for the deployed service members by providing care packages, sending Christmas cards and remembering them in our prayers.

Please contact the parish office if you would like to help with the CARE ministry or if you need our support.  We are not a professional counseling service, but we can offer friendship, support and guidance in finding resources.

Click here to see our upcoming masses, meetings and events.


SEASONS OF HOPE

Our Lord assured us that those who mourn are blessed, and that they shall be comforted.  Seasons of Hope offers the bereaved an opportunity to come together to share in God's love.  With the support of the faith community, we can give voice to our unique journeys of grief and find healing and spiritual growth.  Seasons of Hope sessions help us explore mourning through scripture, prayer, reflection activities and faith sharing.

Seasons of Hope is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions and practices of the Catholic Church.

Each year, many families face the loss of loved ones leaving them feeling isolated, empty and broken-hearted.

For those searching for hope, the Seasons of Hope prayer group is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty and other people of faith who are also mourning.

Seasons of Hope is an opportunity for those who are grieving to gather and share their pain in a prayerful environment.  This program, rooted in Catholic Tradition, conveys God’s consolation through scripture, prayer, reflection, and sharing our faith.  Our next Seasons of Hope will begin on Monday, September 24th at 7pm and run for 8 weeks.. We will be meeting in the parish offices. 

Come and be comforted.  If you or someone you know is struggling and could benefit from a loving community who understands you are encouraged to call Lisa at the Parish Office to register.  330.273.5500.