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Cemetery personnel often hear questions being raised by grieving family members who want to know WHY someone was taken from them. This is particularly true when it is a child that has died or when someone meets a sudden or violent death. They often want to know why God would let such a thing happen. On this page, St. Peter's Cemetery would like to identify a few resources for people who have such questions and are struggling for answers about the loss of a loved one.
Printed Materials - A large number of authors have written about God's role in the inevitable end of life. While not a comprehensive list of publications, we recommend the following books and pamphlets:
Support Groups - For some people, the best way to get answers to their questions is to meet others who have recently lost a loved one and to talk it out. Several support groups that are available in the St. Louis area include:
Pastoral Contact - Most families that come to the cemetery for a funeral already have a pastor or other religious adviser to counsel them. In such cases, we strongly encourage the open and frank discussion of the family's questions with that spiritual leader. For those occasions when there is no pastor or when someone seeks alternative counsel, the pastor of St. Peter's United Church of Christ (the congregation that operates St. Peter's Cemetery) is willing to meet and try to answer their spiritual questions. Contact with the pastor can be make through the Cemetery Office, the Church Office (314-521-5694), or by E-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org