The pastoral concern I will address in my project
is in the area of ministry to people who are grieving.
After there has been a death in the family, when the
funeral is over and the family members have returned
to their daily routine there is still a need for the
grieving people to talk and remember the person who has
died. In Our Lady of Consolation parish we have many
active ministries performed by several priests and brothers along with myself. One unique aspect of our parish is the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation which
shares the parish church as well as the parish ministers.
there are 80 to 90 thousand pilgrims coming each year
to pray at the Shrine. Many have received physical and
spiritual healing. For most of the people there is a
great sense of peace in bringing their sorrows and pains
into the prayerful atmosphere.