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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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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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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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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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Bereavement

Online Bereavement Resources

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

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Latest Updates

Pope Francis Message For Lent 2017

Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis For Lent 2017

"The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift" - Pope Francis

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Bereavement Conference 2017

Bereavement Conference 2017

We invite you to the 2017 Bereavement Conference - For the Bereaved and those Ministering to Them

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Women's Conference 2017

5th Annual Women’s Conference – The Voice of Catholic Women

All women are invited to the 5TH Annual Women's Conference The Voice of Catholic Women.

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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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Upcoming class

Bereavement

Apr
22

Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I – 2017

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

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
St Mary’s Parish, White House Conference Room
East Islip

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Apr
25

Ministry of Consolation Course Offering Part 1

A foundation for understanding the general principles of the Order of Christian Funerals.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
9:45 am - 11:45 am
Blessed Sacrament Parish
Valley Stream

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May
2

Annual Afternoon of Prayer & Enrichment, Lindenhurst

An Afternoon of Prayer & Enrichment for all involved in Ministry of Consolation & Bereavement Ministry. Come Renew, Refresh, Learn, Share, & Pray

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (In the Church)
Lindenhurst

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Bereavement

May
11

Annual Afternoon of Prayer & Enrichment, Coram

For all involved in Ministry of Consolation and come renew, refresh, learn, share, & pray.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Frances Cabrini (Parish Center)
Coram

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