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Bereavement

Support Groups

Many parishes, hospitals and community organizations offer support groups for you to participate in where you can gather together in community.

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Workshops

Bereavement Facilitator Training Workshops

Workshops are offered to train parish volunteers and staff members in Bereavement Ministry.

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Ministry of Consolation

Ministry of Consolation Facilitator Training

The Office of Faith Formation offers Ministry of Consolation Courses to assist  parish volunteers for this. Ministry…

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Support

Gabriel’s Courage-Perinatal Comfort Support for Families

Gabriel's Courage is a family centered prenatal program for for families who receive a life limiting prenatal diagnosis during their pregnancy.

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Bereavement

Online Bereavement Resources

These websites will give you practical information and direction for the burial and funeral process.

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Ministry of Consolation

Ministry of Consolation Materials (English & Spanish)

We have added a Spanish version of the resource document, Invitation to Ministry. More Spanish versions of our resources are on the way.

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Latest Updates

Bereavement

Holiday Blues: Coping With The Holiday Workshops

A free workshop for those who are grieving, offering support, education and strategies to cope with loss of a loved one during the holiday season.

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Child and Family Bereavement Program

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program presented by The Good Shepherd Hospice.

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Un Programa de Duelo para las Familias y Niños

Conexiones, Un Programa de Duelo para las Familias y Niños

Un programa de Aflicción para las Familias y Niños presentado por el Patrocinador El Buen Pastor.

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Renewing the Light of Hope

Beginning Experience

The Beginning Experience weekend is designed to journey through the grief process and discover a renewed hope for the future. 

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2017 Bereavement Conference

2017 Bereavement Conference A Big Success

Thank you to all who attended and participated in our 2017 Bereavement Conference at St. Joseph, Babylon on Sturday, March 25, 2017.

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Upcoming class

Bereavement

Oct
31

Bereavement Facilitator Training – West Islip

Facilitator training builds on the foundation for understanding the general principles of Bereavement Ministry.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip (Spiritual Life Center)
West Islip

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Nov
3

Beginning Experience

The Beginning Experience weekend is designed to journey through the grief process and discover a renewed hope for the future. 

Friday, Nov 3, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Montfort Spiritual Center
Bay Shore

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Bereavement

Nov
4

Bereavement Facilitator Training – Manorville

Facilitator training builds on the foundation for understanding the general principles of Bereavement Ministry.

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sts. Peter & Paul Parish
Manorville

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Nov
4

How to Survive the Holidays Without Your Love One!

You will learn how to survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving & Christmas.  

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cure of Ars Parish, Merrick 
Merrick

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