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Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry 
Mission Statement: To serve the parish and support individuals and families who grieve the death of a loved one in and through a ministry of prayer, presence and education.
To serve those who have lost a loved one the Bereavement Ministry will:
•    Send a sympathy card to the family at the time of death 
•    Deliver a comfort bag to the bereaved
•    Plan the ‘Mass of Remembrance” on All Souls Day November 2nd. 
•    Plan the “Blue Christmas” prayer service in December. 
•    Plan the “Loss of a Child” prayer service in May.
•    Arrange for a professional counselor to facilitate a twice yearly 7 week group support program. (Ministry members do not participate in the group). 
•    Arrange special Grief workshops throughout the year as needed
To find out more about our offerings or how to be involved, please email your request to, or leave a message at the Parish Center, 908-464-1585, and we will contact you.


Calendar of events:

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Mass of Remembrance

Open to all who have suffered a recent loss


Date: November 2, 2023 | 7:30 - 8:30 PM

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Blue Christmas

For those not feeling the joy of Christmas

Date: December 10, 2023 | 3-4 PM

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Loss of a Child Service

For those who have lost a child for any reason and at any time


Date: March 10, 2024 | 2 - 3 PM

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