71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement Ministry

SERVING THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF GRIEVING PARENTS

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A Catholic ministry for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago. Losing a child under any circumstance is horrific. Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process can help tremendously. Please join us. All are welcome.

 


GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

Tuesday Evenings, September 5 – October 10, 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Saint Eulalia Church, Winchester

Saint Eulalia Parish, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, is offering a Bereavement Support Group which will meet in the Parish Center (off the parking lot) for six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM -7:30 PM beginning September 5, 2017 and continuing through October 10, 2017. Topics will include an overview of the bereavement process, signs and symptoms of grief, feelings associated with bereavement, and the uniqueness of each person’s grief. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another in a caring and supportive atmosphere. Since space is limited, please pre-register by August 25. There is no fee, but, a voluntary donation to cover the cost of materials is appreciated. To register or to obtain further information, please call Barbara Mahoney, Pastoral Care Coordinator, at 781-729-8220, ext. 16.

Wednesday Evenings, October 11 – November 15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm here at Saint Patrick Parish

If you have suffered the death of a loved one and feel you would benefit from prayerful reflection and conversation in a supportive Christian environment, please join our Grief Support Group which will meet here at Saint Patrick Parish for six Wednesday evenings beginning October 11 through November 15 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Together, we will explore the grieving process and consider the spiritual elements of grief and healing. As part of these peer support group meetings, participants are invited to share their experiences with other grieving people who offer understanding, acceptance, and support. For more information and to register, please call Patrice at 781-438-0200. There is no charge for participating in this group, which is sponsored by The Barile Family Funeral Homes of Stoneham and Reading.


COMFORT THE SORROWFUL

In an effort to walk with the bereaved during the difficult and painful period of mourning, Saint Patrick Parish offers a variety of programs through which we endeavor to be a faithful presence of hope and consolation through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Although we are deeply saddened by our loss, we do not grieve as those who have no hope (1 Thes. 4:13-18).  Our faith teaches us that Christ died to secure for us the promise of salvation and assures us that we will be together with our loved ones again in the glorious presence of our Almighty Father for all eternity.

Sponsored by:

Barile Family Funeral Homes of Stoneham and Reading

482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180, Phone: 781-438-2280
11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867-2936, Phone: 781-944-1589
www.barilefuneral.com


GRIEF SUPPORT DROP-IN EVENINGS

2nd Monday of each Month (except holidays)
6:00pm - 7:30pm

There is no registration required to join us for these evenings of peer support.  We meet in the Youth / Multi-Purpose Room on the basement level of the church building.

 


HEALING LITURGY FOR LOSS OF LIFE IN THE WOMB

Annually in January

For more information about our grief support offerings, please call Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.


BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN...SUPPORT FOR THE GRIEVING

If you have suffered the death of a loved one and feel you would benefit from prayerful reflection and conversation in a supportive Christian environment, please join us for a Grief Support Drop-In Evening which meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. In addition, we offer a Grief Support Group which meets here at Saint Patrick Parish for six Wednesday evenings in the Spring and Fall each year. Our next gathering with begin on April 26, we ask you to register in advance.

As part of these peer support group meetings, we explore the grieving process and consider the spiritual elements of grief and healing. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences with other grieving people who offer understanding, acceptance, and support. To register or for more information, please contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.