Bereavement Ministers represent the Saint Anne Community by assisting grieving families through funeral liturgy preparation which includes selection of the readings, psalms, music, prayer intercessions, gift presenters, eulogy instructions and wake service.
This is a rotating, “on-call” ministry. An orientation presentation approved by the Chicago Archdiocese is required. This program is presented on a Saturday in the spring and fall of every year from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm at a local parish. After attending the orientation, the minister receives “hands on” training with an experienced bereavement minister until such time as the new minister feels necessary.
Contact: Mary Ellen Johnston at 847/382-2148 or firstname.lastname@example.org