Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry of MMR and St. Stanislaus

The death of someone important to you—whether it is a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling, or a friend—is a difficult and highly emotional experience.  Your grief journey can be overwhelming or even confusing at times.  The Bereavement Ministry of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer (MMR), in conjunction with St. Stanislaus Parish, is here to help you, guide you, and prayerfully support you as you heal.  Although the grieving process is different for each individual, the shared experience of pain and loss is the common thread that bonds us.

Monthly grief support sessions are held on the second* Thursday of each month.  All are welcome, parishioner and non-parishioner alike.  There is no fee.

  • A morning session is held at MMR from 10am – 11:30am.
  • An evening session is held at St. Stanislaus from 7pm – 8:30pm.

* Meeting may be deferred to the 3rd Thursday of the month when it falls on a holiday or Holy Day of Obligation.

NOTE:  Pre-registration is requested.  Please contact Mary at 215-646-4192 or email her at Mary_Coakley@yahoo.com by the day before to register. 

At any point, if you would like to talk to someone who understands what you are going through, please reach out to Jennifer Breen at 215-896-2720 or email her at Jennifer_no9@yahoo.com.

 

Following are links to short grief support videos on YouTube:

Yes, YOU can minister to the bereaved 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNT1DE_x5gI

A Rosary for Our Deceased Loved Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYXwCa11m5k&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=11

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy:  Prayers for our Deceased Loved Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4feRzgQ3CPQ&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=2

Helping Your Loved Ones Who Have Died:  Prayers for the Souls in Purgatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS7jAqMnCE4&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=13

“I am the Resurrection”:  A Reflection for All Souls Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOPYj4g2cAQ&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=7

The Grief Wreath:  A Tribute to our Loved Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7jSJ0BUJDI&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=10

Supporting Those Who Grieve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9fDhH0cY9Q&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=8

Supporting Those Who Grieve:  Compassionate Listening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbNWatEtPnc&list=PLaUOfd6y7Hd2VXh7wAvEDcYkOEMRMERrp&index=1