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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

Camp Good Grief | Campamento Good Grief

East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief is a bereavement camp for grieving children and teenagers. A place where they begin to heal.

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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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Bereavement Course

Calvary Hospital’s 25th Annual Bereavement Course

Calvary Hospital is offering a Bereavement Course designed for those in the helping professions, and not for bereaved family members.

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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

May
7

Nurses Week Mass & Blessing

Join us in prayer to celebrate nurses with Most Reverend John O. Barres, S.T.D., J.C.L., D.D. Bishop of Rockville Centre

Monday, May 7, 2018
7:45 am - 8:45 am
St. Agnes Cathedral
Rockville Centre

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May
8

Spring Workshop – Honoring our Parents and Loved Ones, Farmingdale

As we transition into a new season

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Administrative Office
Farmingdale

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Bereavement

May
15

Annual Afternoon of Prayer & Enrichment, Melville

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Elizabeth Parish (In the Church)
Melville

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May
16

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, May 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
EL HRHCare Health Center EN BRENTWOOD
Brentwood

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