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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

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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Faith Formation

The Faith Formation DRVC App is Here!

We are happy to announce our app, DRVC Faith Formation is now on the Apple ITunes and Google Play stores and is available for download.

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Upcoming class

Mar
6

Ministry of Consolation Course Offering Part 2 – 2017

Part 2 builds on the foundation for understanding the general principles of the Order of Christian Funerals learned in Part 1.

Monday, Mar 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Joseph the Worker
East Patchogue

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Mar
25

Bereavement Conference 2017 – Journeying Together In Times Of Pain And Loss

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

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Parish
Babylon

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Bereavement

Apr
22

Bereavement Facilitator Training Part 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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