Catholic Concerns/Bereavement Programs
The Catholic Church strives to support families in the grieving process after the loss of a loved one. This takes place through spiritual devotions such as the Mass and rosary, and then joining in small group settings for support and education. When necessary, individual counseling is also available through the Family Life Office and Catholic Social Services. Non-Catholics are welcome to take part in these programs as well.
Divorce Ministry: support for those who have experienced separation or divorce, offering Catholics fellowship, spiritual enrichment and educational presentations.
Healing Hearts (Grief Outreach): a program of support, healing and recovery for adult Catholics who have experienced the loss of a loved one, grieving a recent death in their family.
Project Rachel (Post-Abortion Healing): an outreach to understand and help heal the psychological and spiritual pain of abortion.
When a Baby Dies: a Healing Hearts program especially for parents who have lost an infant (SIDS) or had a miscarriage or stillbirth. The Mass on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in December is in honor of such babies who have died.