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 sibling, a friend, or a child—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, 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 – a morning session at MMR from 10am – 11:30am OR an evening session at St. Stanislaus from 7pm – 8:30pm.  NOTE:  Effective SEPTEMBER 2021 pre-registration is required to ensure adequate spacing for attendees.  Please contact Mary at 215-646-4192 or email her at by the day before to register. 
*Meeting may be deferred to the 3rd Thursday of the month when it falls on a holiday or Holy Day of Obligation.

Please see below for links to short grief support videos on YouTube.

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


Grieving during Pandemic 2020, offering thoughts, prayers and comfort in your time of loss:

A Reflection from Your Sorrow is My Sorrow

Crazy is the New Normal

Supporting Those Who Grieve

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

Facing Grief and Loss during the Holidays
The Grief Wreath: A Tribute to our Loved Ones

A Rosary for Our Deceased Loved Ones

Moving Ahead in the New Year When You Don’t Want to Move At All

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

Never Alone:  A Catholic Perspective on the Moment of Death

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

Supporting Those Who Grieve: Compassionate Listening