Parish Companions

Compañeros Parroquiales

Parish Companions provide one-on-one support for those who have lost a loved one.

When the parish receives notification of a death of someone closely related to a parishioner (i.e., mother, father, sibling, grandparent, in-laws), a Parish Companion is assigned and a letter from our pastor is sent to the parishioner.

A Parish Companion initiates contact with a note to the parishioner and continues contact for the next year. The Parish Companion communicates periodically (monthly, bimonthly, special occasions such as their birthday, the anniversary of the death, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.).

The parish has a special Mass and reception around All Souls' Day in November to remember loved ones who passed away the preceding year.

Parish Companions are encouraged to attend and participate (lector, Eucharistic Minister, etc.) at this Mass, and at Funeral Masses.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  courage to change the things I can,  and wisdom to know the difference”
Reinhold Niebuhr