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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

Support Groups

YES Community Counseling Center Bereavement and Support Group

Our mission is to increase awareness about personal and community issues, prevent and treat substance abuse, and to promote healthy families and a safe community.

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Support group

Bereavement Support Group – St. James Setauket

Gather together in community, gain strength and find solace with others in this support group.

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support program

Rainbows

This well-developed support program is offered in a limited number of parishes in our diocese for children experiencing loss through death or divorce.

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Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Groups East Islip

Gather together in community, gain strength and find solace with others in this support group on East Islip.

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Greif and Loss Events Calendar

Grief and Loss Events Calendar – Spring & Summer 2019

Hospice of New York Grief and Loss Events Calendar for Spring & Summer 2019

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Upcoming class

Jan
22

Ministry of Consolation Level I

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

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Aidan (Peter & Paul Room in Parish Center)
Seaford

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Mar
10

We Grieve With Hope

Upcoming Bereavement Support Program Offered at St. Mary, East Islip Support Groups are opened to anyone who has suffered a loss at least three months [...]

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Mary

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Mar
21

Bereavement Conference 2020

We invite you to the 2020 Bereavement Conference

Saturday, Mar 21, 2020
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Frances de Chantal, Wantagh
Huntington

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Bereavement

Mar
28

Bereavement Facilitator Training Level I & II – East Islip

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

Saturday, Mar 28, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s (White House Conference Room)
West Babylon

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