Bereavement Ministry

What We Offer

Our bereavement ministry features a six part, bilingual program that supports grieving parish members through their first year of grief. Our members, "Bereavement Angels", provide: phone calls to the bereaved; write our "Grief's Companion Journal"; and send Mass cards to let the bereaved know they are not forgotten, that prayers are being said for them, and that we care. During holidays, we send out special holiday cards, the angels make additional phone calls and educational fliers are mailed. We also offer grief support groups either through our parish or through the community.

Our "Bereavement Angels" are volunteers who have a calling to help those who grieve. They receive monthly training that is provided by licensed professionals - who have over 60 years cumulative experience in counseling the bereaved. Our team coordinates with the parishes funeral director to provide seamless support.

Not everyone is called to provide support to those who grieve -- but if you are interested, call us to learn more about this very rewarding ministry.


Meets: 4th Saturday of the month at 1pm, per Flocknote notice

Location: Home at 13250 Mirar de Valle in Valley Center

Flocknote: "Bereavement Ministry/Outreach" within SERVICE/SOCIAL JUSTICE [Contact Penny if interested in bereavement support]

Bereavement Ministry Contacts

Penny Blazej | | 760.685.3403