The Prayer and Support Team is looking for compassionate people to join with those grieving in our Parish. The Prayer and Support team visits the family at the funeral home representing our community as a support system for those that have lost a loved one. A team of two goes to rosary or prayer service when possible to offer prayer support and team support for the deacon leading the service. We send the families Mass cards about a month after the funeral. We also organize the All Souls Day service for the families in our Parish. This includes organizing of the memorial crosses that hang in Church. The team also greets and attends the family at the funeral service at the Church. We once again stay for Mass when possible to offer prayer support to the family. We also have a Grief Support team which leads a six session grief groups called “Grieving with Great Hope” to help those grieving six months after the funeral. We run these sessions twice a year. We are always looking for volunteers and have many different opportunities for those joining us to use their specific gifts. Volunteers can help in one or more areas depending on their schedule and gifts. We walk and mentor all volunteers that join us.
We meet once every two months on the first Monday of the month. Meetings run from 7-8 pm at the Parish Office. For more information, please contact Pat Isaacson at or 810-956-6040.
"Our ministry serves those grieving in any way that is needed. I have contacted Father to hear a reconciliation, to bought tissue to put out in Church, to held those crying. I have helped Father with prayer services and hung up coats and directed family members to the restrooms. I have stayed for lunch because the numbers attending were small. We are there to serve as needed and each funeral is different. This ministry has given me a better sense of what a family needs emotionally during this sensitive time. It has given me moments of sadness, hope, peace, and yes-even joy! It is very fulfilling knowing that so little goes such a long way in offering comfort and peace to others."