71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement Ministry

"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.

Please see our list of offerings below. For more information or if you would like to register for any Bereavement Ministry event, please call Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200 or Mary Price at 781-438-0960.  All are welcome.


THE EMMAUS MINISTRY FOR GRIEVING PARENTS
Serving the Spiritual Needs of Grieving Parents

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One-Day Spiritual Retreat
September 22, 2018
here at Saint Patrick Parish

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. Annual one-day, spiritual retreat offered in September each year for grieving parents, given by grieving parents who have been there and can truly understand where you are and what you are experiencing. For more information, contact Patrice at 781-438-0200 or to register, print the registration form or go to www.emfgp.org. All are welcome. 


6-WEEK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Offered during the Spring and Fall

If you have suffered the death of a loved one and feel you would benefit from prayerful reflection and conversation in a supportive Catholic Christian environment, please join our Grief Support Group which will meet here at Saint Patrick Parish for six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 pm .

Fall 2018

Wednesday Evenings, October 3 - November 14, 2018
(excluding Halloween, October 31)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm here at
Saint Patrick Parish

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 faithful understanding, acceptance, and support. For more information and to register, please call Patrice at 781-438-0200.


 GRIEF SUPPORT DROP-IN EVENINGS

2nd Monday of each Month
(except holidays & excluding the month of July)
6:00pm - 7:30pm

There is no registration required to join us for these evenings of peer support for those grieving the death of a loved one.  We meet in the Youth / Multi-Purpose Room on the basement level of the church building. For more information, please call Patrice at 781-438-0200.


HEALING LITURGY FOR PREGNANCY AND
THE DEATH OF AN INFANT

Offered annually, this service of recognition and healing is for anyone who grieves the loss of a pregnancy or the death of an infant. The death of a child in its earliest moments of life is incomprehensible. Join us for an evening of prayer and spiritual support. Our gathering offers a prayer service, conversation with others who have journeyed along this difficult path, and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for anyone who desires it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:30 pm


For more information about our grief support offerings, please call Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200 or Mary Price at 781-438-0960.