The Bethany bereavement support group is a voluntary parish based ministry, which aims to help the bereaved and grieving. The name “Bethany” recalls the visit of Jesus to Mary and Martha on the death of their Brother Lazarus.
When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had accompanied her also weeping, He was troubled in spirit, moved by the deepest emotion. “Where have you laid him?,” He asked. “Lord, come and see”, they said. Jesus began to weep”. John 11:33-35.
Roles in our Lives
It expresses the parishioners’ responsibilities for the ministry of consolation.
In our Parish, members of the group are available at any time to help the bereaved. The members currently available are listed below as contact persons.
This group prepares and organises ‘the Mass for the Deceased’ which is celebrated each November.
How to prepare, participate, give
Bethany members are trained to listen in confidence to those who grieve and to support them with understanding through the grieving process.
Those wishing to join may contact Elizabeth at 4974585.
Persons to Contact for those seeking support
Eda Tel: 085 7281893.
Related Sources and Links
http://homepage.eircom.net/~bethanysupport/ (Bethany prayer)
When someone you loved has died