Bob and Eileen Batz
"If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living" (Romans 13:7-9).
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
The Bereavement Committee at St. Mary's provides support to parishioners when a family member dies.
We meet two times each week in the Msgr. Bulman Meeting Room. Monday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 for those who have lost a child and, Wednesday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 for those who have lost a spouse, a relative or a friend. Our meetings are open ended, meaning you can come when you need to and stop when you want. You are welcome to come and talk about your loss or to simply listen. We hope you will join us.
Below are listed several excellent books which address the issues of death and bereavement from a solidly Catholic perspective: