Pastoral Care of the Bereaved

The members of the Bereavement Care Team are parishioners who have been trained by the Diocese to offer friendship and support.

If at any time you would like to talk to a member of the team or would like someone to visit you, please call: Father Kevin or any member of the team; Monique Ronan and Barbara Fee via the parish office; or email:

This offer of friendship and support is extended to bereaved parishioners living away or abroad, who do not have local support.

There is a Remembrance book in the church where names of the deceased can be added at any time.

Support is given to the family at the time of death and at the funeral if at St. Mary's Church with tea and coffee beforehand.

Sympathy cards are sent at the time of bereavement and on the first anniversary.

A special Mass is said on All Souls’ Day in November to pray for all who have died. Everyone is welcome to this Mass.