Marriage and Family

Bereavement Ministry


The Family Life Office maintains a Directory of Bereavement Support Groups
active throughout the Archdiocese

Bereavement Directory

Additional Updates to Bereavement Directory

St. Frances Cabrini (Bucks County – 325 S Oxford Valley Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030) – Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the parish center. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 215-946-4040.

St. Norbert Church Oratory (Chester County) will be holding a six week bereavement program on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm with Linda Wiley, experienced therapist with a background in grief counseling. Dates for the program are April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16. Attendance at all 6 sessions is most effective. It is suggested that it has been at least 3 months since your loss to be able to get the most out of the program. Limited space is available so please call to reserve a seat: Sharon at Saint Norbert’s 301-775-5709 OR Pat at Saint Patrick’s 610-647-8280

St. Stanislaus and Mary, Mother of the Redeemer (see Bereavement Directory above for contact information)

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.

Mary, Mother of the Redeemer has also developed a Bereavement Video Series available for all on YouTube.

Some Resources on Grief and Loss

Norms Regarding Cremation

Guidelines for Homilies and Words of Remembrance in the Order of Christian Funerals

Phone: 215-587-0500