Tuesday, April 8, 2008

No Borders to Grief

Please check out the recent LA Times story Divided by Death and the Mexican Border which mirrors the experience of many, many Latino immigrants who are cut off from returning to their homeland to grieve with their families when a death occurs.

Our mission at La Vela is to provide spiritual care to people at all stages of life, including and especially around the death of loved ones. La Vela offers funerals, baptisms, special services with Holy Communion, prayer and vigil opportunities for loved ones who are far away. When the circumstance merits it, we coordinate with a person’s home church so that they receive the needed pastoral support in times of crisis.

Remember: our next training is May 31st. RSVP to lavela@earthlink.net or 336-202-1627. Thanks to the many people who signed on for the training in response to the recent article by Lorraine Ahearn in the Greensboro News & Record. (See post from 3/28, La Vela in the news…en el periódico.)

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