Funeral Planning

Planning and Support:

Bereavement Ministry:

Each time there is a death in the parish, we are all affected by the loss. Saint Anne Parish has three Funeral Planning teams that are available to meet with families of the loved one who has died. We help them in planning the Liturgy, are present at the visitation and assist them and the priest the day of the funeral. We are also available to help those who wish to pre-plan their funeral liturgy. Saint Anne Parish is a member of the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved (NCMB). Our teams have attended workshops given by the Diocese of Joliet.

Contact: Parish Office (At time of death an immediate family contact is to contact the parish office.) 630-554-3331; stanne@stanneparish.org
To Pre-Plan Funeral Liturgy contact Carolyn Gray, 630- 553-7780; bg7780@sbcglobal.net

Funeral Luncheons:

The parishioners of Saint Anne Parish will provide a luncheon to the family and friends of the deceased after the funeral Mass. The food and service are provided by the members of this ministry.

Contact: Parish Office, 630-554-3331; stanne@stanneparish.org

To volunteer to provide food:

Contact: Nancy Knott, 630-897-0118 or Janet Eichorst, 630-554-9539; eich66@sbcglobal.net

Butterflies Grief Support Group:

A grief support group. We have chosen to be a support group rather than a discussion or therapy group. Each type of group has its unique benefits. We are people who care, share and hope to be there, when appropriate to walk with those on their grief journeys. Butterflies as a group meets in the spring and the fall for four consecutive weeks in the Joachim Center from 7:30-8:30 PM. Team members are also available to meet at other times if needed. Butterflies Support Group follows certain ground rules and provides a time for listening with a presentation, a time for meditation and reflection, a time for sharing and a time for prayer.

Contact: Carolyn Gray, 630-553-7780; bg7780@sbcglobal.net