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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 Conference 2018

Bereavement Conference 2018

We invite you to the 2018 Bereavement Conference - Life is Changed, Not Ended with keynote speaker Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski.

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Bereavement Support Group

Good Shepherd Hospice Bereavement Support Groups

Good Shepherd Hospice invites you to these two upcoming bereavement support groups.

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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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Instruction on Burial

Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation

The Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.

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Support

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience is a weekend program for those who have suffered a loss–widows, widowers divorced or separated.…

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Upcoming class

Feb
28

Conexiones, Un Programa de Duelo para las Familias y Niños

l programa Conexiones, es ofrecido por el departamento de Servicio de Salud Católico para niños y adolescentes quien están experimentando un duelo por haber sufrido una muerte de un ser querido.

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
EL HRHCare Health Center EN BRENTWOOD
Brentwood

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Feb
28

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program – Brentwood

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

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
The HRHCare Health Center
Brentwood

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Bereavement

Mar
3

Bereavement Facilitator Ministry Training: Setauket

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

Saturday, Mar 3, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St James Parish, Pastoral Center, Room 104
Setauket- East Setauket

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Mar
6

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program – Farmingdale

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

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Administrative Offices
Farmingdale

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