Funerals and Bereavement

If you have lost a loved one, know of our prayers for you and your family. We are here to assist in any way we can: from funeral planning, to memorial Masses, to bereavement support.

Ministry of Consolation
Journey into Hope

 Our parish family has recently convened a “Ministry of Consolation” with the goal of supporting and praying for those who have lost a loved one.

As the Gospels remind us: “Come unto me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). As Christians, we recognize both the grief that we carry and the hope that is promised. Twice a year, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will be offering a six-week workshop series that acknowledges the grief process, and inspires the faith and promise of life everlasting.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 23, we will gather weekly for six evenings of support, discussion, and prayer. Everyone is welcome to these sessions, whether your loved one passed last month, last year, or in the last decade. The grieving process is unique to each person, and we will strive to respect where everyone is on their journey.

“Journey into Hope”
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Goretti Hall  
Wednesday evenings

October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, December 4

 

We do ask that you register for this free workshop series so that we may adequately prepare materials for everyone.

Registration is available by filling out the form below or by calling the parish office at (440) 585-0700.

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Please feel free to extend this invitation to anyone who may benefit.

Know that our parish is keeping you and your family in prayer. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 Lord God,
you are attentive to the voice of our pleading.
Let us find in your Son comfort in our sadness,
certainty in our doubt,
and courage to live through this hour.
Make our faith strong through Christ our Lord.
Amen.