Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In a time of need...

 
There is a woman that I'd like to acknowledge, my friend Dianne.  She renewed a ministry at our Parish.  It is simply called, the funeral lunch.  This is not the usual topic for a happy blog post, but it is such a help to a grieving family.  A Parish family lost a son, a teenager in a tragic accident.  Last Friday, Dianne lead the team that hosted a lunch, after the funeral Mass, for over 250 people.  It is a combined effort of generous volunteers who cook and bake, workers who set up, and serve, but especially Dianne and her husband Peter who have made this a special priority in their lives. 

 
Dianne works tirelessly to comfort and serve those that grieve. 

 
Dianne is in the light green top.  A generous and caring soul, and someone I admire and love.  She is someone making a difference and I just wanted to say thank you to Dianne here today. 


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5 comments:

Debby said...

She deserves a big thanks. What a good person.

Aunt Barb said...

The behind te scenes folks are often not recognized nearly enough. What an important person she is....this world needs more Diane's.

Suzanne said...

What a caring task she and her husband have undertaken. Yes, it's so greatly appreciated by the family and takes one care off their shoulders.

My parents are both from the south and the funeral luncheons down there are epic. You've never seen so much and such wonderful food. It nourishes the body and the gift of people's caring hands in the kitchen also nourishes the soul.

I'm wondering how this actually works at your parish because most of the cemeteries in the Chicagoland area are far flung. Do people have lunch after the mass and before they leave for the cemetery? Certainly they can't go to the cemetery and back to the church if the distance is great.

I know we paid a fortune to host a luncheon at a restaurant near the cemetery where my father-in-law was buried.

Lynne said...

Yes indeed . . . a special ministry. Thank you for recognizing your friend Dianne. Small 'Acts of Kindness' need to be shared . . .

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

She's a gem. As someone who has attended way too many funerals in her life, I can attest that it's acts of kindness like this that will be forever remembered by the families. Kudos to her and all of you who stepped up to participate.