Bereavement Ministry

Join a team of people who support the bereaved at special Masses, education programs, participating in the Valentine lunch for the widowed. Below are some areas where you are able to volunteer your time. Contact Ana Lothspeich at 704-364-5431, ext. 212 or alothspeich@stgabrielchurch.org

Bereavement Lunches

Opportunities to be part of a team who set up, serve, clean up and/or provide cookies or cake for funeral lunches offered to families following the funeral.  Contact Mary Lou Johanek at 704-542-9125 or donj416352att.net.

Bereavement Prayer Group

Our Catholic faith allows us to be firm believers in the power of prayer. When life events such as a death happen, those left behind feel need to be comforted by prayer. People from all across our parish can participate, giving perfect strangers or friends and family strength and comfort.  Through prayer, the St. Gabriel Bereavement Prayer group pray for those families in need of God’s help and comfort due to the death of a family member. The members of the group share their gift of prayer for those who request their help.

There are no meetings. The group receives an email from me of those we have been asked to pray for from the following weeks deaths that have occurred in our church family. Contact Elizabeth Patterson at 704-661-8460 or patterlr@mindspring.com.

Bereavement Wake Receptions

Serve refreshments following prayer service/wake at St. Gabriel. Contact Ana Lothspeich at 704-364-5431, ext. 212 or alothspeich@stgabrielchurch.org.

 
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