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Holy Ghost Parish
Bereavement Support Ministry

Mission Statement

 Our Bereavement Support Ministry offers support to those grieving within our Church, as well as our Catholic community.  Our mission is to provide those who have lost a loved one, compassion and comfort, find acceptance and inner peace. We are here to bring spiritual and emotional support in unity with the suffering Lord.

When someone you love dies, a part of your life dies too. You may wonder how you will walk in a world that no longer holds the footprints of your loved one.  You may feel overwhelmed. This is a difficult part of life’s journey and you do not need to walk it alone. Our Bereavement Support Team is here to provide emotional, spiritual and prayer support during this time of grief and transition.  Our volunteers have received training and formation in order to journey with people who are grieving.  Their life experiences allow them to provide heartfelt support during the very difficult stages of grief. As parish family, it is our hope and prayer that the veil of sorrow will lift, and that you will come to a place of peace and acceptance.


Our Services:

Phone Support:

Members of our Bereavement Support Ministry are available to offer support via phone calls or in-person visits. Please contact: Parish Office at (204) 582-4157

Funeral Preparation: 

Should you need assistance with Cemetery Locations and/or Funeral Arrangements, please contact Maggie @:(204)582-4157 or maggie@holyghostparish.ca



Coming Up:

Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 pm - meeting  with a guest Speaker

Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 pm - Christmas Party

Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 6:00 pm - Session One of Season Two (new memebrs welcome!)



Rituals like the Memorial Candlelight Mass help us on our journey of grief and also provide an opportunity to honour and pray for our deceased loved ones. 

Regular 6-week sessions (four in total) resumed on Thursday, October 5. These sessions are designed to accompany a grieving person in their healing journey by connecting their suffering with the suffering of Our Lord. Everyone is welcomed!



I planned to attend one session to see if it would be helpful in my grieving process and very quickly realized what a welcoming, kind and helpful environment I found in the Holy Ghost bereavement support group. I appreciated the spiritual component and gathering with people who also experienced loss. Thank you very much to Holy Ghost Church for organizing the Support Group.”

Maria Baruch

„Planowałam tylko uczestniczyć w jednej sesji Bereavement Group i zobaczyć czy pomoże mi to w przeżyciu żałoby po śmierci śp. męża Stansława. Okazało się, że znalazłam tam współczucie, zrozumienie, pocieszenie i emocjonalne wsparcie w duchu chrzescijańskim w miłej i przyjaznej atmosferze z ludzmi, którzy przeżyli to samo co i ja przeżyłam.Serdecznie dziękuję prowadzącym ten program.”

Maria Baruch


„For our family, the bereavement group was invaluable. I kept on pinching myself, to believe that there was such a beautiful group to share our experiences, pray with, and console each other in our grief.”

Dympna Cortens