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.

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

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.

Grief Support Group

Meets seasonally for 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings
6:00pm - 7:30pm
(Please call 781-438-0960 to register)

Spring: April 26 - May 31      Fall: Dates to be determined

      These 6-week sessions are designed to offer you a safe and sacred space in which you can grieve, share your story of loss, and journey together with others who have experienced similar loss in an effort to share God’s loving consolation in a peer support environment.  We ask that you commit to attending all six weeks of gatherings.  If your loss is recent, we advise that you consider waiting for six months before attending this six-week session.
      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.