BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow Well being Division will conduct a memorial ceremony subsequent week for the 90 county residents who’ve died because of the COVID-19 virus.
The ceremony, which shall be led by Butte parish priest, Father Patrick Beretta, shall be held at 9 a.m. on the garden simply south of the Well being Division constructing, situated at 25 W. Entrance St.
“Now we have misplaced 90 stunning souls to the COVID-19 occasion, and we wished to notice that in a significant manner,” Well being Officer Karen Sullivan mentioned Friday.
Simply previous to the ceremony, 90 white flags representing every resident who has died shall be positioned on the Well being Division garden.
Throughout the ceremony, Father Beretta will mirror on the significance of memorializing.
“Reminiscence may be an expression of affection, and reminiscence has a really therapeutic energy” Beretta mentioned Friday. “Reminiscence can carry a way of peace to those that’ve sustained loss.”
Sullivan mentioned all are welcome to attend the ceremony, which is able to final 10-Quarter-hour.
She inspired relations who’ve sustained the lack of family members to COVID-19 to attend. “Father Beretta has indicated that there’s a sacredness to reminiscence, that it helps us to reconcile with a painful previous,” Sullivan mentioned. “The Well being Division hopes that this ceremony will carry therapeutic to this neighborhood we love.” –