The Jesuit Parish of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
28 Commonwealth Ave,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Funerals and Bereavement
Funerals and Bereavement is a ministry of presence, remembrance, and compassion.
Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral Planning at St. Ignatius
Funeral Planning Form
Funeral Music Suggestions
Old Testament Selections for First Reading
New Testament Selections for Second Reading
Prayers of the Faithful Samples
Words of Remembrance Guidelines
Bereavement and Grief Resources
The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
What (& what not) to say and do in the aftermath of loss
“In the People of God, by the grace of his compassion
granted in Jesus, many families prove by their deeds that death does not have the last word: this is a true act of faith. Every time a family in mourning – even terrible mourning
– finds the strength to guard the faith and love that unite us to those we love, it has already prevented death from taking everything. The darkness of death should be confronted with a more intense work of love.
‘My God, lighten my darkness!’
is the invocation of evening prayer."
-Pope Francis on Coping with Loss