Here at St Johns we have formed a Bereavement Team to assist our Parishioners with Funeral Mass or Service preparations after a loved one has died. We then keep in touch with families and hope we can make a difference to their loss during this difficult time.
Preparing a funeral is usually a very stressful period for the family of the bereaved. The Bereavement team is here to offer assistance planning Mass: Symbols involved with a Catholic Funeral, liturgy, the music and hymns and everything that is involved with this extremely important farewell to you loved one. This take times and doesn't need to be rushed, we are here to help you. Incidentally, it is never too early to start thinking about what you would like included in your own funeral and what your wishes are. When this is planned, written down or communicated with the family, there is a sense of relief for you knowing the family are aware of your wishes.