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Annual bereavement supplement: 'And let perpetual light shine upon them'
The 16-page bereavement supplement is available to view or download from Issuu.
The 16-page bereavement supplement is available to view or download from Issuu.
16 pages of resources, information, and stories about the journey into Eternal Life. More ...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Monitor ANNUAL Bereavement SUPPLEMENT • 2015
Topics included in this special supplement include...

Diocesan family served by Catholic cemeteries

Storytelling aids in grieving process

Bereavement ministers share in fruits of their work

Diocesan training slated for bereavement ministers

Lazarus Ministry helps bereaved navigate funeral rites

Parish listing of bereavement ministries

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Ministry of Hope - The Monitor's Annual bereavemnet supplement offers insights and practical resoures for those mourning deep losses.

Click HERE to view the 2014 Bereavement supplement
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Grief counselors steer communities toward long-term healing
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. • After debris has been cleared and physical rebuilding is well underway, counselors for victims of natural disasters and violence contend that real healing still needs to take place. More ...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
How the internet can help the bereaved

Many people use websites for funeral planning after a loved one has passed away. However, the Internet can also be a source to find comfort throughout the grieving process, learn about funeral etiquette, join a chat room or find a nearby church support group.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
'If We Die with the Lord, We Shall Live with the Lord:' Reflections on the Order of Christian Funerals

Coming from an Irish Catholic family, I can list everyone who was and, especially, who was not in attendance at family funerals!  It’s a trait that is not reserved exclusively to the Irish.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Personalized funerals are missing spiritual aspects

LONG ISLAND, N.Y • The trend in funerals today toward more personalized, less traditional ceremonies is taking these services where no funerals have gone before.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Praying for the dead in a communion of saints

Some people cannot imagine praying for the dead. What is unimaginable to many others is not to pray for those who die.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Light in the Darkness

Cetta Lieb knows full well that most of the people she meets won’t consider the introduction a pleasant experience. But, in many ways, that’s what drives her to do her job.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Diocese offers support to ministers of those who mourn

“When a member of Christ’s Body dies, the faithful are called to a ministry of consolation to those who have suffered the loss of one whom they love. Christian consolation is rooted in that hope that comes from faith in the saving death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

These words, excerpted from the Order of Christian Funerals, expresses the core of bereavement ministry encouraged and supported by the Diocesan Department of Pastoral Care.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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