Bereavement Ministry

The St. Stephen Bereavement Ministry is comprised of volunteers who are willing to give a small amount of time to aid families during their time of grief.

What We Do:

As stated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, "Comforting someone who is mourning is a form of Christian Ministry. By offering a listening ear or holding a hand, we suffer with the person who is grieving. We also bring hope of the promise of union with God." This is the motto we have tried to follow.

We do this by visiting a family who has experienced a loss, volunteering to house sit in order: to ease any worry a family may have about the security of their home, setting up and cleaning up for receptions at the church or in their home, providing transportation to and from an airport, sending cards and letters, and always through prayer.

Requirements for Service:

All volunteers are welcome. No training is needed.

Who Do I Contact:

Contact Deacon Mark Westrick for more information.