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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Maureen McCann
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-28T21:16:14Z
dc.date.available2017-03-28T21:16:14Z
dc.date.issued2000-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/110400
dc.description.abstract"Every one of us has experienced the death of someone we love, whether it is a distant, elderly friend or the deep pain of losing a spouse or child. What can we do in this final Work of Mercy?|We can always go to a wake or funeral if it is possible - even if we are tempted to skip it. We may not talk that day to the grieving person, but our presence can be a great comfort.|A note of condolence can touch the heart in the days and weeks after a death, and much later, it can be re-read and offer comfort again. |The Journey of Grief|Grief is a rolling, painful journey with stops and starts and no discernable end. While no one "gets over" a death, those we love can grow through the grief. No two people grieve in the same way, and remembering that and resisting comparisons will help us support those we love.|It is in the weeks and months after the funeral when our support can mean the most. A daily phone call or email just to let the grieving person know we care can be a boost in a painful day. We can include a grieving person in lunch, dinner or other plans. At the end of the meal, I can make plans to meet my friend for coffee, giving him/her something to look forward to.|I can ignore my own discomfort with their sorrow and really listen while a grieving person shares the loss in her/his life. A touch on the arm or shoulder, a hug and careful listening help the person know how much we are present to them. |For suggestions on dealing with grief or supporting others - and for prayers - Creighton's Online Ministries offers Resources for Grief page.|Let us Hear From You|Have more ideas on Burying the Dead? Add them here|From Daniel B.:|Sending a rose or flowers to a widow or widower on the anniversary of the deceased death or wedding anniversary.|Having a Mass said for the deceased.|A simple phone call to the person on the day of death or wedding anniversary or Christmas/Easter/ other holidays|From Mary G:|I note the death of a special person on my calendar and can then tell the mother, sibling or living spouse when that person is remembered on the anniversary of his/her death. I had an elderly girlfriend who told me even her children had not spoken to her on that day. Very sad to be so quickly forgotten. |From SW:|"I live in a small town and our church still provides a funeral luncheon in our social hall. It takes many hands to provide this service of love and caring."
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCreighton University, Online Ministries
dc.rightsFeel Free to "cut and paste" any of these texts for Parish Bulletinss or Worship Aids. Simpy add this reference: "Taken from Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Used with Permission."
dc.subjectOrdinary Time
dc.titleBury the Dead
dc.typeText
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United States
dc.description.noteActual date of publication unknown. The date in dc.date.issued is arbitrary and used because a date is required for indexing
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/OrdinaryTime/wm-BuryDead.html


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