Care of those with special needs

Care of the dying and bereaved – Funerals   

The Bereavement Support Group consists of lay persons who appreciate that your time of loss can be a difficult journey. 

This group works with the priests to provide assistance in the coordination of the practical needs of the bereaved family.

Most of us have never needed to prepare a funeral service and may not know where to start. Members of the support group can assist the family with options for readings, music and family participation. The support group can provide examples of service booklets and practical suggestions to help you develop a beautiful personalised service in memory of your loved one. 

Generally the members of this group are not professional counsellors, but rather, caring parishioners who can offer a phone call or visit for a quiet chat, if you wish. Alternatively, you may wish to have someone sit with you quietly in reflection or prayer.  

If at any time you need a listening ear please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Bereavement Support Group through the Parish Office – Ph:  5152 2942

Pattie Pruscino
Telephone: 5152 2942


Catholic Aboriginal Ministry                 

The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Melbourne grew from a dream – a dream of belonging, of identity, of ownership and of the unity of Aboriginal people. They share the dreams in prayer, faith and love.

This Ministry’s vision is: - to be perceived as an Aboriginal Community recognised for its commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples having their rightful place in the Church and the wider community.

Inspired by the Gospel, we are committed to the dignity of each person to open hospitality, to truth-telling about dispossession and to be a place of connection.

We work for reconciliation in partnership with those who believe that there can be an alternative to the present order.

Local Elder, Marion Pearce is one of the representatives from the Diocese of Sale who attends the Catholic Aboriginal Ministry meetings in Melbourne.

Judy Anne Alexander 
Telephone: 5152 2422