Please Contact the parish office at 773-625-4805 before making arrangements with the funeral director.
What is Grief?
The act of grieving is a natural mourning, sorrowful emotional expression of pain at a severe personal loss. It is neither a passive nor passing emotion which may last for a short period of time after which happiness is ensued once again. Rather, grief is an individualistic process; and no one experiences grief and loss in the same manner. The grief process is as unique to the griever as their fingerprints. Therefore, one can never truthfully say to the bereaved person, “I know just how you feel.” In reality what we know is how we have felt in the same situation, not how someone else has. It is one of the missions of the church to assure spiritual and psychological well-being during the loss of a loved one. This webpage has been set up to guide members of our community to the proper resources in dealing with grief and death. Always feel free to call the parish office or schedule an appointment with one of our parish priests by dialing 773-625-4806.