Funeral Lunch Ministry
At a Funeral liturgy, the church celebrates the life of the individual and the hope of the resurrection. At the Funeral luncheon, this celebration of life on earth and hope of life eternal continues when families gather to share a meal. By supplying volunteers to set up, serve and clean up the luncheon, the church creates time and space for grieving families to encounter one another in their grief. This fellowship reminds them of the church’s belief “that all the ties of friendship and affection which knit us as one throughout our lives do not unravel with death” (Order of Christian Funerals). At Saint Rose of Lima, we have four volunteer teams that take turns serving our Funeral Lunches. The meal is provided by a caterer chosen in advance by the grieving family.
The ways of dealing with loss of a loved one are as varied as the individuals experiencing the loss. Grief Ministries can help, as you sort out feelings, and provide information on resources such as support groups. For more information, call 651-357-1202.
Growing Through Loss Support Series
Saint Rose of Lima is part of the Twin Cities’ North Suburban Grief Support Coalition which sponsors a six-week Spring and Fall “Growing Through Loss” series. The series provides an opportunity to obtain information and support for a variety of loss and grief issues:
- the death of a loved one
- a broken relationship
- a divorce or separation
- pregnancy or infant loss
- a job loss or change
- a move to a new home or city
- a loved one who needs your support
For more information, call 763-755-5335.