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Bereavement Ministry

Also known as Ministry of Consolation, our mission is to provide bereaved parishioners and their families with hope and consolation during the period of mourning following the loss of a loved one.

We, being members of Christ's body, are called to participate in the Bereavement Ministry, to care for the dying, and to comfort all who mourn.

The goal of a parish bereavement ministry program is that no member of the faith community grieves alone. The compassion of a loving God should be experienced by all who lose a loved one through the concern and caring of the parish members.

We know that there is an overwhelming amount of resources out there and that it might be hard to know where to start. Our office wants to make it easier for you and so has compiled a list of resources at all stages of your ministry (Getting StartedGrowing, and Going Deeper).


Contact Details:
If you need additional information or further assistance, please contact Saulina (Sally) Amaral, Diocesan Coordinator, Ministries of Care and Ministry with Maturing Adults, at 416-934-3400, ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org.