Roman Catholic Church
Stratford-upon-Avon
  •  St. Gregory's Bereavement Team

The next  thanksgiving Mass for the Dead and the Bereaved will be on 27th October at 7pm in St Gregory's church. 

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

    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, Cecilia,  Nicola, Jackie, Terry and Julia

Programme

  • 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.

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 Bereavement 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

18/19th November 2017 The Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (year A)

 St Gregory's

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5.30pm

Sunday Mass 8.15am: (This Mass is temporarily suspended)

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

Our Lady of Peace

Sunday Mass 9.30am

Weekday Masses


Monday 20th November: Communion Service 9.30am



Tuesday 21st: November: Communion Service 9.30am


Wednesday 22nd November: Communion Service 9.30am



Thursday 23rd November: Communion Service 9.30am

Friday 24th November: 9.30am Communion Service


NO CONFESSIONS Saturday 18th November and Saturday 25th November

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