“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.”
John 14: 1-2
It is not until you yourself have experienced the death of a loved one that you can understand all the emotions that hit you. You wonder if you will be able to face what is coming. You wonder if you will be able to deal with the grief of others, especially when you feel so overwhelmed with your own grief. When my own father died, I was surprised that I could have such “happy, sad” days. Yes, the occasion was sad, but the support and the stories of how your loved one touched other people’s lives will make the day amazingly happy and meaningful.
As Christians, we believe that death is not an end, but a beginning; a rebirth to our true home. Even though we can no longer be with our loved ones here on earth, in time, we will be with them forever in Heaven with our Lord. The Funeral Liturgy is one of the most beautiful liturgies of the Church. It expresses hope and our victory over death.
Whether you are preparing for a funeral of a loved one, or you are preplanning your own funeral we will meet with you or your family to help you plan the service that you would like to have:
“Vigil Service (and related rites and prayers)
Funeral Liturgy (Funeral Mass or Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass)
Rite of Committal (Graveside Service)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Deacon Bruce Corbett, 817-478-8206, ext 211.
Grief Share is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. There are thousands of Grief Share grief recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada and in over 10 other countries. Click link to find a facility near you.
Compassionate Friends (Grief Support After the Death of A Child)
“The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.” —Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friend. For contact information click link
Widowed Person Service
BEREAVEMENT AND BEYOND – When a person is born we rejoice, and when they’re married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing happened – Margaret Mead. WPS not only helps the newly widowed recover from the trauma of a spouse’s death, but also helps them rebuild their lives. One of the most profound losses in life is to be widowed. Through the local WPS, the following services are available to widowed persons of all ages. For more information click link.
The Warm Place ( Grief Support for Children)
Families in our community turn to The WARM Place to find the emotional support and help they need after a death loss. We provide grief support services at no charge for children ages 3½–18 and their families, as well as young adults ages 19–25, who have experienced the death of a mother, father, sister, brother, or other loved one.
If your family is in need of support, please contact us today. We can help you and your children begin the journey toward healing. For more information clink link