- Health Ministry
St. Hedwig Health Ministry began in 2003 to support the parishioners of St. Hedwig when they face the loss of a loved one. In addition to assisting with funeral planning, the St. Hedwig Health Ministry strives to provide spiritual, physical and moral support to families through the Health Ministry Teams described below.
Health Ministry Teams
Bereavement Support Group:
This ministry comforts the bereaved survivors and offers assistance at the time of death in coordination with a priest. This ministry also assists the family in planning the funeral liturgy with music, readings, and other requests of the family.
Caregiver Support Group:
If you are caring for a loved one, including someone with dementia, Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease, please join us for refreshments and discussion. We meet on the second Friday of each month. For more information see the Caregiver Support Group tab at top of page.
This minister contacts immediate the family upon the death of a loved one, and assists in arranging the Catholic funeral rite. Vigil, Funeral Mass, Memorial Mass, Graveside Service. During the selection process, the minister assists with the selection of scriptural readings, selection of music, and other various ways to encourage family involvements.
These ministers preside at the Vigil services.
These ministers make themselves available for visits to the grieving members of the family to be present and listen as the pain and sorrow are shared.
These ministers keep in contact with the family through ministry of writing letters, sending helpful literatures, and anniversary letters to keep them included, prayerfully in the community.
Gifts needed for this ministry are a strong faith and a comforting spirit. If you are a practicing Catholic with a desire to serve others and would like more information regarding this ministry, please contact the parish office at (562) 296-9000.
For more information contact:
Deacon Larry Hurst