Members of the Bereavement Ministry represent the parish community at Funeral Masses, sharing our support and care – and a spiritual bouquet. When it is practical and welcome, members connect with family members in the following months to assure them of our continued prayers. The ministry also remembers deceased members of the parish during the month of November, reading names of those who passed in the recent year, on All Souls Day. If you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, we are here to help and recommend ways for additional support.
About Parish Ministries
St. Ignatius of Loyola tells us that Jesus’ desire is that we join Him in making God’s dream for the world present in our decisions and actions. In this way, we are living the gifts of the Eucharist as the visible presence of God’s love in our world. Here at Our Lady of Hope we trust that God has provided – in us – the people, talents, and resources needed to make God’s dream real.
We nourish each other as Jesus wished. Through our more than two dozen ministries we work to alleviate spiritual and physical hunger, reduce the isolation of people who are lonely or excluded, and we care for our common home – the environment, in the wider world and in our hearts.
Naturally, there’s more we could do. Ignatius called it “the magis”: doing the very best quality work that we can for the greater service of God and universal good. Your commitment and participation brings these ministries to life in the spirit of the magis.