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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 2019

Save the Date Bereavement Conference 2019

We invite you to the 2019 Bereavement Conference - Grief is a Journey with keynote speaker Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.

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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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Bereavement Training

Bereavement Ministry-Online Training

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) is an online learning initiative through the University of…

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Special Prayer for Peace

A Special Prayer for Peace by our Beloved Pope Saint John XXIII

Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, Who are yourself our peace and our reconciliation, Who so often said…

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Upcoming class

Bereavement

Jan
5

Bereavement Facilitator Training Course Offering Level II – 2019

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

Saturday, Jan 5, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saints Peter & Paul Parish - St. Anne, Community Hall
Manorville

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Mar
5

Ministry of Consolation Course Offering Level 1 – 2019

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

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Maria Regina - St. Michael Room
Seaford

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Mar
30

Bereavement Conference 2019

We invite you to the 2019 Bereavement Conference - Grief is a Journey with keynote speaker Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Patrick Parish
Huntington

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