Roman Catholic Church
Stratford-upon-Avon

St. Gregory's Bereavement Team

Friday 28th July Mass for the Bereaved 9.30pm

About St. Gregory's Bereavement Team

The Parish of St Gregory and Our Lady of Peace bereavement team is a parish based team who offer supports to anyone who is experiencing the pain of bereavement. We achieve this through offering care support and friendship. We offer phone calls, visits, social events and opportunities for people to meet and pray. We are trained in listening skills and we respect confidentiality.

Please call the parish office so that a team member can make contact with you.

St Gregory the Great: 01789 292439
E-mail: stgregorysua@btconnect.com
Or call 0759 2572978

Who are the bereaved?

All of us have been touched by bereavement in some way.You may have lost a beloved wife or husband, a life partner, a beloved child, a parent, a brother or sister, a friend who has been part of our life or a colleague who shared with us. Those who are bereaved know who they are.

Meet the Team

St Gregory The Great RC Church Bereavement Team

Cathy, Nicola, Jackie, Cecilia, Terry and Julia

Programme

We provides a programme throughout each year.

  • A Mass in May for parishioners who have been bereaved. All are invited to come to this special mass and refreshments are provided afterwards.
  • Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament in September. A time for reflection, prayer and music. To pray both for those who mourn and those loved ones who have died. Followed by refreshments and sharing.
  • A Remembrance service in November for all parishioners who have died, giving those who mourn an opportunity to pray at this special service. Names are read out of those who have died during the year. Sharing and meeting together afterwards, with refreshments.
  • At Christmas parishioners bring red Poinsettias plants to Our Lady of Peace in memory of loved ones.
  • Team Members are available after some masses during the year.
  • Team members are available at coffee mornings.
  • The team links in with other parish groups to provide opportunities for people to meet and share.
  • The team will continue to respond to need as requested.
  • We provide information, leaflets, booklets and prayers for those grieving
  • Cards are sent to bereaved parishioners, and remembered at the first anniversary.

Contact Us

If you would like more information, or a home visit, or for us to pray for you or another.
Please contact us:
Directly on 07592 572978
Email: stgregorybt@gmail.com
If you would prefer please complete one of our forms with your contact details on, and return it to us in the stamped address envelope. Both available in the porch.

Photos below taken on the occasion of the Bereavement Mass in November 2015 (please click on photos)

Useful Links

The Prayer Trust • www.theprayertrust.org.uk
Age UK telephone 0800 169 6565 7 days a week 8am to 7pm  •  www.ageuk.org.uk
The Compassionate Friends 0845 123 2304 or 0288 7788016 helpline@tcf.org.uk  •  www.tcf.org.uk
Cruise Bereaveent Care 0844 477 9400 helpline@cruise.org.uk •  www.cruse.org.uk

Some passages from Scripture which might offer some comfort to you:

Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Romans 8:11 "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you"

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

And finally…

“It is important to Remember that there’s really no such thing as normal grieving. Each person needs his or her own way or time.”
Gerald Costello

 

Mass Times

22nd/23rd July 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time( year A)

St Gregory's
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5.30pm

Sunday:8.15am: Mass

Solemn High Mass
:11.15am. 
 
Polish Mass: 1.00pm

Our Lady of Peace
Sunday 9.30am

Weekday Masses
Monday 24th: 9.30am:Communion Service

Tuesday 25th :9.30am Mass

Wednesday 26th: 9.30am  Mass

Thursday 27th: 9.30am Mass.  

 Friday 28th:  9.30am Mass.
7.00pm Mass for the lately dead and July anniversaries



Saturday 29th July : 10.30 -11.30am CONFESSIONS
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 Monastic Experience Initiative at Douai  Abbey Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2017

Find out more by going to Vocations on the Sacraments page.


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