How A Celebrant Helps A Family Heal

By: Danny Amoruccio
Friday, February 28, 2020

Dealing with the death of a loved family member isn’t easy. It can be extremely stressful for everyone involved and the period is filled with grief. At times like this, it helps to have the right kind of support and help. Planning a funeral service or even a memorial service isn’t easy either and you need some help on that count too. This is where a celebrant comes in. These professionals are like clergymen but do not have any religious leanings.

Many families now prefer to organize more personalized funeral services and don’t want any scripture reading etc. A celebrant can help in this aspect, but they can do much more than that. They also support the family in their time of grief and can manage the ceremony as you want it. They have a special way of helping families heal. The celebrant can talk about the decedent, their life and likes. The idea is to honor the person that has passed, in a unique way.

A Unique Funeral Service

This way of handling the funeral service provides some solace to the family of the deceased. Planning a service like this involves having a detailed discussion with the celebrant about what your loved one liked, and the kind of life they led etc. Reminiscing these things helps you heal from within. In short they help you plan and organize a funeral service that allows you to set your grief aside and focus on all the good things and good times you spent with your loved one.

You can have a discussion with your family members and determine whether hiring a celebrant is the best option for you. If you want to know more or need to book a service, just give us at Willowbrook Cemetery a call on (203) 222 8646 or contact us through our online form.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

How To Choose The Right Celebrant Or Clergy Member For Your Loved One's Service

If you have just lost someone close to you, you know that there are various things that you need to plan for and organize. You would also have to hire a clergy member or a celebrant's ser...

How Do I Choose The Right Type Of Grave?

Since choosing the right kind of grave is an important decision after a loved one has passed away, you need to consider several different aspects. The grave size can vary significantly, and its cos...

What Goes Into the Expense of a Standard Funeral?

Funerals can cost anywhere between $6,000 and $12,000. The expenses can get out of hand if you’re not careful and don’t have a reliable director to help with planning. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we t...

Understanding The Stages of Grief

Grief affects different people differently. There’s no clear path or a set timeline to recovery, but understanding the stages of grief can help through the process. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we alwa...

Should I or Shouldn't I Go To A Funeral

Sometimes it isn't easy to determine whether you should attend a funeral or not. These events are formal, require a certain level of respect, and most attendees are in a fragile emotional state. At...

Selecting a Final Resting Place after Cremation

Cremation has become more popular in the west recently and many people choose it over traditional burial services. Cremation is more affordable and can be more eco-friendly as well. Once the proces...

Should Your Child Attend the Funeral Service?

Parents want to shelter their children as much as possible so they hesitate to take them to a funeral. They don’t want to expose the kids to death too early, but death is a fact of life and is one ...

Jewish Burial Customs

Different communities have different burial systems and funeral rituals. These age-old traditions are deeply connected to the community’s spiritual core and offer a great deal of comfort. At Willow...

How To Help Someone Who Lost A Pet

Pets are some of our truest and most supportive companions. They are there for you when friends are busy and family members are far away. A loyal dog or a playful cat can help people maintain good ...

Helping Children with the Death of a Parent

Death of a parent is one of the most painful experiences regardless of a person's age. However, it has a particularly harsh impact on young children. Parents are the center of a child's world and a...