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 bereavement.lf@gmail.com, or leave a message at the Parish Center, 908-464-1585, and we will contact you.

 

Calendar of events:

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Journey Through Bereavement

Walking Together In Christ to Heal

 

September 24, 2022

Focuses on the journey through grief, no matter how long it has been since you experienced the death of a loved one.

There is no cost to participate and one does not need to be a parishioner or even Catholic.

For more information, please contact: BEREAVEMENT.LF@gmail.com

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Journey Through Grief - Bereavement Support Group

Journey Through Bereavement

 

Dates: Weekly Tuesday Sessions September 27th - November 15th 2022

Time: 1 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Bernauer Parish Center Upper Level Multi-purpose Room

 

There is no cost to participate and one does not need to be a parishioner or even Catholic. Spaced is limited. Expectation is that one must plan to attend all the sessions.

For more information or to register, please contact: BEREAVEMENT.LF@gmail.com

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Mass of Remembrance

Open to all who have suffered a recent loss

 

Date: November 2, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm

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Journey Through Grief - Bereavement Support Group

Journey Through Bereavement

 

Dates: Eight Weekly Monday Sessions November 28th - January 30th 2023

Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Bernauer Parish Center Upper Level Multi-purpose Room

 

There is no cost to participate and one does not need to be a parishioner or even Catholic. Spaced is limited. Expectation is that one must plan to attend all the sessions.

( No session on December 26th and January 2nd.)

For more information or to register, please contact: PASTORAL110.lf@gmail.com or call the parish offices

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Blue Christmas

For those not feeling the joy of Christmas

Date: December 11, 2022

Time: 3 pm

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Journey Through Grief - Bereavement Support Group

Journey Through Bereavement

Dates: Eight Weekly Tuesday Sessions December 27th - February 14th 2023

Time: 1pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Bernauer Parish Center Upper Level Multi-purpose Room

 

There is no cost to participate and one does not need to be a parishioner or even Catholic. Spaced is limited. Expectation is that one must plan to attend all the sessions.

For more information or to register, please contact:PASTORAL110.LF@gmail.com

or call the parish offices.

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Loss of a Child Service

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

 

Date: May 21, 2023

Time: 2 pm

Date and time subject to change