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Bereavement Support

Catholic Family Services to Offer a Day of Support for Bereaved Mothers
Bereavement Support for Mothers  The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a day of support, reflection, and loving remembrance of ‘A Child Who Was to Be,’ a time of prayer and support for mothers who have lost a child to an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillb...

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End of Life Ministry:  A New Beginning for Retired Carpenter
A house fire while he was a senior in high school determined the path of retired carpenter Glenn Miller’s life work as a Catholic and pointed him in a different direction than he planned. It is a direction that through many twists and turns has brought him to a new venture in his retirement &m...

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Talk Less, Listen More

Posted on December 12, 2023 in: Bereavement Support

Talk Less, Listen More
In the wide, wide world of possible diaconal ministry opportunities, a bereavement ministry can be one of the most challenging, certainly one of the most rewarding and one of the less chosen. All deacons are a part of this ministry. We may preach at a funeral Mass, conduct funeral home services a...

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Join a Bereavement Day of Prayer Dec. 2
 Diocese of Norwich Catholic Family Services   Bereavement Day of Prayer   The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a workshop for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes on Saturday, December 2 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M at the Cathedral of Saint Patr...

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Witness to Life

Posted on October 03, 2023 in: Bereavement Support

Witness to Life
Life is unpredictable. We all know this to be true. Nothing is within our control. No amount of planning, organizing or preparation will guarantee a desired outcome. While we go about planning our days and lives, we often come to discover that God has entirely different plans for us.  &n...

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Catholic Family Services: A Wealth of Resources
Catholic Family Services “No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love.” ~ Pope Francis The Catholic Family Services office provides resources and support to parishes and families to promote and celebrate ha...

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Praying Your Goodbyes - Bereavement Day of Prayer
Invites you to a  ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a workshop for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes on Saturday, November 12 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick Hall, 213 Broadway, Norwich, CT.   ...

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Upcoming Program: Coping With Life Alone
Beginning Experience of the Hudson Valley invites men and women of all ages who have suffered the loss of a spouse due to death, divorce or separation to a multi-session remote program: COPING WITH LIFE ALONE Take the first step on the road to recovery from one of life's most traumati...

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 Praying Your Goodbyes ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer
Invites you to a  ~ Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring a virtual workshop for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes on Saturday, November 13 from 10 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. It will include time for private reflection, prayer, and journ...

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Beginning Experience: Coping With Life Alone
Have you lost a marriage through these trying times of COVID-19 and isolation?    There is a special heartache for those who are suffering from the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or a separation.  You are not alone.  All are welcome; women and men of al...

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