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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

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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Libros

Ha Nacido una Madre Especial

Es un maravilloso libro lleno de esperanza donde Leticia Velasquez recopila las historias de cómo estas familias de fe reciben la noticia de que serán padres especiales.

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Upcoming class

Oct
3

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, Oct 3, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
EL HRHCare Health Center EN BRENTWOOD
Brentwood

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Oct
3

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program presented by The Good Shepherd Hospice.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
HRHCare Health Center at Brentwood
Brentwood

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Bereavement

Nov
6

Bereavement Facilitator Training Course Offering Level I – Merrick

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

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cure of Ars, Merrick
Merrick

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Nov
8

Holiday Blues: Coping With The Holiday Workshops – Port Jefferson

A free workshop for those who are grieving, offering support, education and strategies to cope with loss of a loved one during the holiday season.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center
Port Jefferson

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