My mother died 5 years ago on the 15th of this month. Time certainly flies by. It is always difficult when a loved one dies. It’s never a matter of how do you get over your grief, but, how do you cope with this new reality of living without them, day to day. The Parish Council is in the works of beginning a ‘bereavement’ group in conjunction with Catholic Charities here in the parish. In the not so distant future, Catholic Charities counsellors will help train knowledgeable volunteer leaders in the parish to run this new program. Ms. Millie Berry will head up this endeavor. Please pray for its success; there is such a need in our community.
The Parish Council under the leadership of Ms. Paula King is busy steering the parish into the bright future. There is a lot of items on the agenda that are discussed and executed. For instance, the protocol for those seeking to marry in the parish is written down for ease of use. This document was diligently put together by Ms. Margaret Sweeney and others to make Weddings here more organized and smoother for the couples to understand the Church’s and Parish’s procedures. It can be found on the parish website. Ms. Delia Sullivan has volunteered to be the Parish Wedding Coordinator, overseeing all weddings that will take place in our parish. Her duties include: communicating with each couple throughout the process, making sure the couple’s paperwork is in order and assisting with the rehearsal and ceremony. This is such important work for both the parish and the engaged couples. Please keep Ms. Delia Sullivan in your prayers as she begins her new role as the Wedding Coordinator.
We are all parts of one body. May God bless you and our Church here in the White Mountains.