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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 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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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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Bereavement Services

Catholic Health Services of Long Island Bereavement Support Group

Grief is a journey, not an event. The Bereavement Specialists at Good Shepherd Hospice are committed to providing comprehensive and accessible bereavement support and education.

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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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Upcoming class

Sep
14

Catechetical Congress 2019

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

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
West Islip

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Sep
24

Connections, A Child and Family Bereavement Program

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

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Administrative Offices
Brentwood

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Sep
26

Ministry of Consolation Course Offering Level 1 – Fall 2019

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

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Seaford

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Bereavement

Sep
28

Bereavement Facilitator Training Level II – East Islip

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

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. Mary’s Parish, White House Conference Room
Manorville

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