Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training in Albany This training is for parishioners currently working with the bereaved of a parish and/or who will be setting up a bereavement support group in the parish. For more information and dates, you can check here
The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents is A Catholic Ministry in the Franciscan Tradition seeking to serve the spiritual needs of parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago. More information about this ministry and about retreats can be found by clicking here. Retreat days in the Diocese of Albany can be found by clicking here.
Pregnancy Loss The loss of a child due to miscarriage or stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy, or early infant death can causes great suffering for the couples and the family. As our hearts go out for you and we pray for your healing from this loss, we hope to provide you with information that will help you with various aspects of your loss. Resources for Pregnancy Loss and Infertility Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement offering encouragement, hope and healing on issues related to childbearing, sexuality and relationships. Morning Light Ministry offers over-the-phone, one-on-one, or group support and informational materials. Miscarriage: A Silent Sorrow for those grieving and healing after miscarriage. A Mom's Peace supports families of miscarried and stillborn souls with bereavement, burial, and remembrance assistance. Blessing of Parents after a Miscarriage - EWTN Resource After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope
Family Support and Enrichment The Diocese of Scranton has family support and enrichment ministry that provides grief support. For more information you can click here.
RELATEDPROGRAMS FOR HEALING provided through the diocese of Buffalo BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: is a weekend created to help people who have worked through the first stages of grief after death or separation/divorce of one's spouse. For more information check out the website at www.beginningexperience.org or call (585)987-1750. Divorce/Separation Separation and Divorce are very painful situations and best not traveled alone. Connect with the services of Catholic Charities for marital and spiritual counseling (716) 839-4406. Online Support Group While as a diocese we currently have no in-person divorce support group, here is a Catholic online group that provides resources, workshops and support for this time in your life. https://divorcedcatholic.com/