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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

A Wonderful Experience

2018 Bereavement Conference

Thank you to all who attended and participated in our 2018 Bereavement Conference at St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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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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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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Upcoming class

Sep
15

Catechetical Congress 2018

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

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
West Islip

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Sep
15

Congreso de Catequesis 2018

Será una oportunidad de formación, renovación y camaradería.

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
West Islip

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Sep
29

30th Annual Mass For Deceased Children

Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:14

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Agnes Cathedral
Rockville Centre

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