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Praying Your Goodbyes

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: Bereavement Support, Events

Praying Your Goodbyes
~Bereavement Day of Prayer ~ The Diocesan Catholic Family Services Office is sponsoring two workshops for the bereaved entitled: Praying Your Goodbyes  Both workshops will include time for private reflection, prayer and journaling, and will give participants suggestions on how to navigate the upcoming holidays, and discover ways to grow through the experience of their loss.  It will be offered on two separate dates: Thursday, November 7  9 A.M. to 12 P.M. St. Sebastian Parish Hall, 155 Washington St., Middletown or Saturday, November ...

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Mass to Honor Children Who Have Died from Stillbirths, Miscarriages or Abortions
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 7 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 52 West Town St., Norwichtown, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to memorialize and honor the dignity of the precious lives of pre-born children.  For more information, call Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office, 860-848-2237, Ext. 312.    

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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekends in March
If you are silently grieving or suffering from an abortion, experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. The weekend healing process includes discussions, Living Scripture with meditations, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a Memorial Service and Mass of Entrustment. Participation is confidential and offers an opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion. Both women and men have participated in past retreats.   Upcoming weekends are: March 1-3 in Connecticut, call Marie at 203-631-9030 or e-mail he...

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If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden or sorrow, join us for A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows, a seven-week program sponsored by the Catholic Family Services Office. The program will explore each of the seven sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each one contains. The program is based on the book Your Sorrow is My Sorrow by Sr. Joyce Rupp. The program will run in two sessions in two locations: Wednesday mornings September 26, October, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14 from 10-11:30 A.M. at St. Mary Parish Hall, 1600 Main St., Coventry, C...

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Mass of Remembrance Nov. 7th
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE – The Annual Diocesan Mass of Remembrance to honor children who have died from stillbirths, miscarriages or abortions, whether recently or years ago, will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme, CT. The Mass of Remembrance is an opportunity for family members to memorialize and honor the dignity of the precious lives of pre-born children. Light refreshments will be served following the Mass. For more information, call the Catholic Family Services Office at 860-848-2237, Ext. 306.

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Welcome to the Bereavement and Grief Support Page
Visit our Bereavement and Grief Support Page to Find a List of Resources and Articles to help you deal with grief.  

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