Pastoral Outreach and Prayer for Bereaved Families
CFCS handles over twenty thousand Catholic committals each year. We know the importance of human interaction as part of the grieving process and the Church faces a tremendous opportunity for ministry, especially through difficult times and crisis.
This is why we are answering Pope Francis' call to a renewed pastoral creativity, offering qualified pastoral minister volunteers' access to our recently bereaved families and help connecting with them on a person-to-person basis. Together, we can reconnect with the faithful, renew our shared faith, and rebuild our relationships as caregivers and ministers.
One of our Pastoral Ministers who may be a Priest, Deacon or layperson will contact bereaved families. These volunteer individuals will be qualified to make contact, offering prayer and support.
At an appropriate time, typically 4-6 weeks after all services have been completed, a Pastoral Minister will automatically try and make contact with families.
No, this service is provided to families who have utilized our cemeteries or funeral homes, regardless of their faith.