The Parish Emergency Kit: Responding with Compassion when Tragedy Strikes

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Responding with Compassion when Tragedy Strikes
The Parish Emergency Kit: Responding with Compassion when Tragedy Strikes

“O God,
As our brothers and sisters suffer in the wake of this tragedy,
we ask you to hear and answer us.
Bring into the light of your grace those who have died,
and comfort those who mourn their loss...”

—Prayer excerpt from The Parish Emergency Kit

A local tragedy shocks the parish. A mass shooting or natural disaster has a region or nation reeling. In times like these, people ask, “Where is God?” and they come to the parish looking for answers.

Drawing on her own experiences helping parishes cope with shock and tragedy, Kathy Hendricks presents effective pastoral ideas for offering compassion and care to those who are grieving, suggestions for liturgical responses, and ways to pray when prayer seems impossible. A concluding chapter treats self-care—a most important yet often neglected part of being an effective pastoral minister and companion on the journey.

We all pray that tragedies won’t strike, but when they do—and they will—The Parish Emergency Kit is a vital resource for every parish.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: TT853613
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 64 pages
Publisher:
Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 978-1-62785-361-3
1-9 copies 7.95 each
10-24 copies 6.95 each
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50+ copies 4.95 each
Written by Kathy Hendricks