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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

Greif and Loss Events Calendar

Grief and Loss Events Calendar – Spring & Summer 2019

Hospice of New York Grief and Loss Events Calendar for Spring & Summer 2019

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Support Groups

YES Community Counseling Center Bereavement and Support Group

Our mission is to increase awareness about personal and community issues, prevent and treat substance abuse, and to promote healthy families and a safe community.

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Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group E. Islip

Gather together in community, gain strength and find solace with others in this support group on East Islip.

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Bereavement Support Group

Bond of Brothers in Grief

If you are a man who has suffered a recent loss, or a not so recent loss that still disheartens your life, please consider joining a group of fellow grievers.

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion in Ministry for Parish Volunteers

This Certificate is for all those called to evangelize, catechize, and sacramentalize in our parishes.

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Upcoming class

Jul
10

Upcoming Bereavement Support Programs

Support Groups are opened to anyone who has suffered a loss at least three months prior to the start of the group.

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Mary, East Islip

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Jul
13

Bob Sweeney’s Camp H.O.P.E.

This FREE two day camp is for children ages 5 to 17 who have experienced the death of an immediate family member.

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Camp Alvernia, Centerport, NY
Southold

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Sep
14

Catechetical Congress 2019

Join us for this wonderful opportunity of renewal, formation, and fellowship.

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
West Islip

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Bereavement

Sep
28

Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II – East Islip

This facilitator series builds on Part I Training for understanding the specific principles of Bereavement Ministry.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. Mary’s Parish, White House Conference Room
Manorville

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