As the COVID-19 crisis limits funerals and memorials to small, private affairs with only close family in attendance, Providence Health Care is offering a way for family members and friends grieving the death of a loved one to mourn together – virtually.
A team of Providence spiritual care practitioners and music therapists have made a solemn 22-minute memorial service and shared it online for anyone to use. The service includes music, poetry, prayer, moments of silence, and a blessing from Father Victor Fernandes, chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital.
Providence Health Care invites anyone grieving a loss, particularly if they cannot get to a memorial or funeral service, to watch the video with candles lit, photos on display, and family members in the same room, or perhaps across the world.
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