Bereavement Ministry
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Ministry Name Bereavement Ministry
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About Us "When a member of Christ's body dies, the faithful are called to a ministry of consolation to those who have suffered the loss of someone they love. Christian consolation is rooted in the hope that comes from faith in the saving death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christian hope faces the reality of death and the anguish of grief, but trusts confidently that the power of sin and death has been vanquished by the risen Lord.

The church calls each member of Christ's participate in the ministry of consolation; to care for the dying, to pray for the dead, to comfort those who mourn." (Order of Christian Funerals)
Latest News Mary Queen of Heaven parish continues to expand our support to the bereaved by:
  • Providing ongoing support for grieving families by making personal contact via phone calls and handwritten notes through the first year of loss.
  • Table of Remembrance created each year where families can display photos of their deceased loved ones.
  • All Soul's Day Mass (November 2) and reception each year.
  • Providing meals for bereaved families upon request.
  • Act as a resource for grieve support in the future.
Other Information The Pastor and Bereavement Team assist families in preparing for all three parts of the funeral rite:
  • The vigil service
  • The funeral Mass
  • The committal service

Ahlgrim Funeral Home sponsors an ongoing grief support group facilitated by
Wendy Neal, LCSW of the Neal Center for Grief work & Healing. This group is
open to anyone who has suffered a loss and meets every Monday night from
6:30-7:30 p.m. at Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 314 W. Vallette,
Elmhurst. The group is offered free of charge and no registration is needed. For
more information please call Ahlgrim Funeral Home (630) 834-3515, or Wendy
Neal (847) 630-9007.

Joyful Again!
"Joyful Again" is a weekend program designed to help widowed persons move through bereavement and toward a state of psychological, spiritual and emotional wholeness while treasuring the memories shared with their deceased loved one. 

For more information click here to view the Joyful Again website.

Click on the image below to view a video about Joyful Again and its Mission.
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