Corporal Work of Mercy: Bury the dead
Spiritual Work of Mercy: Pray for the Living and the Dead
We facillitate a 4 week support group for both women and men. Following the faith based bereavement program outlined in the Catholic/Christian resource “In Loving Remembrance” written by Mary Helen Dennihan, LCMFT, R.N. we will learn about each others’ journeys and in turn how to move forward. This will be offered periodically at Ascension.
Lord Jesus, you became a little child for our sake. You welcomed children and promised them your kingdom. You comforted those who mourned the loss of children and friends. Your mother stood grieving at the foot of the cross.
You took upon yourself the suffering and death of us all, and promised to raise up those who believe in you, just as you were raised up in glory by the Father. Comfort us with your peace and be always with us. Deepen our faith and sustain us in this dark hour. Amen.
Are you living with infertility? Or, are you living with the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or early infant death? It may be hard to believe but you are not alone and there are others that are going through similar situations or have in the past. For more info and need of support, contact Jean in office 681-3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to talk to children about death: Children and Death
Lord, Jesus Christ, we know that when You appears in glory, Your holy angels will gather all Your faithful children to Yourself, and not one will be missing. We pray that You would count the children who have been lost to grieving parents among those You have chosen to gather to Yourself. God of comfort and love, we thank You for Your care of all parents who grieve the death of a child. Console and guide all who are mourn. Grant them Your grace and assurance of unfailing love. We pray this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
For the Lord comforts his people and shows mercy to his afflicted. But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, My Lord has forgotten me.” Can a mother forget her infant, Be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you.” See, upon the palms of my hands I have written your name.
Bridget’s Cradles: A web site for support and “to get involved” for people who have miscarried