The Milton Catholic Cluster (St. Agatha, St. Elizabeth,
St. Mary of the Hills, St. Pius) offer bereavement support,
rotating among the parishes. If you have lost a loved
one and are grieving, you are not alone. Help is available.
Grief can take many forms, from sadness to confusion
to thankfulness for having had your loved one in your
life, and back to questioning. Sometimes sitting with
others who understand and listen, without putting judgment
on you, can offer comfort and relief.
A Memorial Mass is celebrated in which we remember all of
the deceased members of the parish that were buried the past
year. A personal invitation is mailed to each family who has
lost a loved one. During the Liturgy, the name of the loved
one is read aloud and a white carnation is presented in their
memory. This symbolism helps the families to realize that
the loved one is not forgotten and that other members of our
faith community share their grief and sorrow.
· Annual Memorial mass first weekend
Overview: The purpose of this ministry is
to bring the Sacraments and Holy Communion to our homebound
and the sick in our parish. Our parish priests try to make
their presence felt and visit our homebound parishioner as
often as possible. There are currently 30 Eucharistic ministers
in this program.
· Ministers deliver Eucharist to parishioners after
daily or Sunday masses.
· Priests make approximately 100 visits each month.
The goal of the Hospital Visitation program is to become more
aware of patients’ needs and to bring patients the reassuring
presence and unconditional love of Christ. The hospital visitation
program operates in close collaboration with other parishes
in Milton and Randolph to cover the Sacramental life at Milton
· Parish priests are assigned to the hospital on a
rotating basis, approximately 9 days each month.
· 20 Eucharistic ministers bring the Eucharist to patients
after 9:00 am Sunday and Thursday morning masses.
to the Elderly
The mission of the original St. Agatha Outreach program, founded
in 1986, was to “assist parishioners in need, especially
the elderly.” The Outreach to the Elderly demonstrates
a commitment to this mission by demonstrating love in all
its work, proclaiming and celebrating God’s presence
through activities designed to support our elders in their
infirmities. The committee is comprised of approximately 25
· Semi-Annual Blessing Mass and luncheon
· Parish Christmas Gift Delivery
· Holiday correspondence
· Home visitation
· Transportation to medical appointments
· Parish-wide collection of toiletries for the Homeless