when grief is raw

3 Nov

Delete after use in Docs Berevement Mass photo 2013

This morning at the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew, we lighted a candle for each person who was buried from our church this past year, with a calling of names and the sounding of a bell.

Two more candles were lighted …

+ for all those who were buried elsewhere who are remembered by someone at Mass this day whose grief is still raw.

+ for children born to God before they were born to us — children who died because of stillbirth, abortion or miscarriage — whose mothers often grieve alone and in quiet because no one knows or few understand, and without the benefit of a funeral or burial.

It is a good and holy thing to remember those who grieve.

One Response to “when grief is raw”

  1. Carol Drummond November 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    How thoughtful to remember family and friends of St. Andrew parishoners who were not buried from our parish. Since we are all one body in Christ, it seems so appropriate and comforting. Thank you.

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