Bereavement Ministry

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted   Mt 5:4

NEW GROUP: Support Group for the Newly Bereaved, July 19 – August 23, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm

The Parish of St. Luke Church offers an in-person, faith-based Bereavement Support Group for the newly bereaved. People who have lost a loved one within the past 3 – 6 months are welcome to join. The group will meet on Wednesday afternoons from July 19 – August 23 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. Please call 848 226 6220 and leave your name and telephone number, and we will call you back.

Some truths about grief: 
  • Grief is a normal and natural reaction to the death of a loved one.
  • Few of us are prepared for the long journey of grief that can be frightening and lonely.
  • No two people grieve the same way.
  • To move beyond your grief, you must “work” at it.
  • There is no alternative.
  • Grief takes time.
  • Unrealistic expectations undermine the healing process.
  • A support group can help us move beyond pain and loss through talking, sharing, listening, prayer, and journaling.