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.

Suspended due to COVID-19, (see below)On the second Thursday of each month, there is a general support group meeting offered at both parishes.  There is a morning session offered at MMR from 10 to 11:30, and an evening session offered at St. Stanislaus from 7 to 8:30.  During these 90 minutes, you will develop a sense of hope while healing, and a relief from the heartache for which you have been searching. You will never feel isolated or alone as the group patiently journeys with you through your valley of tears.
These groups are offered to all adults, parishioners and non-parishioners, Catholic and non-Catholic, with no fee and with no pre-registration necessary. If you are unable to attend the group, but are in need of support, our ministry can also offer one-to-one compassionate listening.  For more information or questions, call Jennifer Breen at 215-896-2720 or

Please note:
The Bereavement Ministry reminds you that you are not alone in your grief, there is always someone who wants to listen. Our monthly grief support sessions have been temporarily suspended.  However, if you are in need of a compassionate ear, you may reach out to Jennifer Breen at 215.896.2720.  We will resume the in-person, monthly grief support sessions once it is determined that it is safe to do so.  Thank you for your understanding and know that you are in our prayers.