One who comforted is blessed in her own time of grief - Catholic Courier
People gather near the graves of 9/11 victims during a Mass of remembrance at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. People gather near the graves of 9/11 victims during a Mass of remembrance at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. (CNS file photo)

One who comforted is blessed in her own time of grief

To the editor:

Regarding the article “How do we offer others comfort:” In early January, my husband of 60 years died, a wonderful man with a firm faith and strong belief in eternal life. For many years we served in music ministry at St. Christopher’s in North Chili, he as cantor/choir director, myself as organist.

The reason for this letter is to say that the graces received from serving so many friends and family during their times of grieving has been returned to our family and myself. Ministering to families at special, vulnerable times allowed us to see God’s love and the faith of so many at work. The graces received from the ministry, offering comfort through music, are immeasurable. I am thankful for the gifts of faith and opportunity to serve.

Mary Kay Buckland

North Chili

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