Ministers of Consolation: meet with individuals and families who request support organize liturgies and prayer services for those who are experiencing grief send cards to those who have experienced grief where the grief experience is complex, they will assist people in connecting with specialized counselling or other sources of grief support in the community. They can provide support on behalf of the parish as we experience the emotions of grief and express our grief through mourning.
We invite you to call the parish office at 905-668-3676 for further information on how you may receive assistance and support.
Below are three documents that you can download and read:
Tips on Helping Yourself:
The Mourners' Bill of Rights
You have the right to experience your own grief.
You have the right to talk about your grief.
You have the right to feel a multitude of emotions.
You have the right to be tolerant of your physical and emotional limits
You have the right to extreme "griefburst", sudden, powerful surges of grief.
You have the right to make use of healing rituals, including the funeral
You have the right to embrace your spirituality.
You have the right to search for meaning in life and death
You have the right to treasure your memories.
You have the right to move toward your grief and heal.