Bereavement Ministry

Our monthly bereavement support group is designed to help the mourner through the initial stages of grief. Anyone who is within the first year of the death event is encouraged to attend. The main purpose of our ministry to the bereaved is to promote healing through information and education, prayerful support and encouragement.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:30 PM in the Church Hall, entrance on 215th Place. Please call Sister Kathleen at 718 224-5695 for more information and to register.

Resource to download:
Funeral Mass Planning Booklet-2020

FUNERAL READINGS
For suggested readings, click on the link below.
Funeral readings-English

 

ASSISTANCE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC…

365 DAYS OF GRIEF AFFIRMATIONS

You’re not alone during this time of personal grief. Sacred Heart has a monthly bereavement support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the church hall. However, during this time of uncertainty as to when our meetings will continue, there is an on-line safety net of grief support that we want you to know about. It comes to us from the Old Bridge & Waitt Funeral Home in New Jersey. Their grief support is offered to all newly bereaved and offers a daily dose of comfort and reassurance to grievers. It is entitled 365 DAYS OF GRIEF AFFIRMATIONS. 

If interested, please access the link:    www.oldbridgefh.com/grief

 

As the pandemic touches more of us in the most profound way – the loss of a loved one – grief and bereavement also take on a different form in this Coronavirus time. Whether the person has passed away from COVID-19, another illness or natural causes, there is no gathering of relatives and friends to provide solace and comfort. We are, instead, left alone to think about and mourn for our loss.

CLICK HERE TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HANDLING GRIEF.

 

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