The Bereavement Ministry was formed to show support to grieving families. Parish volunteers attend the wake or funeral of the parishioner and take a card signed “Divine Mercy Parish Family.” The volunteer offers condolences to the family. Stories or memories of the deceased are mentioned to the family if they were visited by the volunteer which makes the visit more personal.
Volunteers call Patricia Valoe, who heads the volunteers and calls them on a rotating basis. This ministry is very appreciated by the families and can fit into anyone’s schedule.
Some wakes and funerals are in the evening so even working volunteers can offer their time.
If you are interested in this special ministry, call Patricia Valoe at 769-7374. She will be happy to make you a part of this group.