The Bereavement Support Group

Maureen Mulholland is the coordinator of the Bereavement Support Group. The group’s purpose is to support people who have suffered the loss of a loved one and while many people rely on family and friends, some may need the support of someone who is not so close to them. The group do not offer counselling but are trained to recognise those who may need more help.

The parish office inform the group of all deaths in the parish. The group then call the next of kin to see if a visit is required.

The group hold an annual bereavement Mass at St Vincent’s during the summer, to celebrate the lives of parishioners who have passed away and a bereavement service in November to remember all of our loved ones who have died.