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3/15/2017
Parishes announce bereavement support groups

The following parishes have bereavement support groups:

Burlington County

Bordentown, St. Mary • For information, contact Deacon Thomas Shea, 609-298-0261. Located at 45 Crosswicks Street.

Browns Mills, St. Ann • For information, contact Phyllis McKinstry, 609-893-3407. Located at 22 Trenton Road.

Cinnaminson, St. Charles Borromeo • For information, contact Mary Smith, 856-829-3322. Located at 2226 Riverton Road.

Hainesport, Our Lady Queen of Peace • For information, contact Norma Larsen, 609-267-0230.  Loacted at 1603 Marne Highway.

Marlton, St. Joan of Arc • For information, contact Terry MacLaughlin, 856-267-5800, tmterrymaclaughlin@gmail.com.  Located at 100 Willow Bend Road.

Medford, St. Mary of the Lakes • For information, contact Deacon Joseph Tedeschi at 609-645-8208, ext. 110. Located at 40 Jackson Road.

Moorestown, Our Lady of Good Counsel • Will hold an eight-week support group beginning Thursday, March 16 in Quinn House, three houses to the right of the church on Main Street. The purpose of the program is to have those who have lost a loved one come together as a group in a safe, loving and caring environment, to work towards moving through their grief and separation, and begin a journey toward recovery and hope. The program is open to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For information or to register, contact Mary Parsons,  Mary.a.parsons@comcast.net, 609-923-4369 or Frank Kilkenney, 856-273-8036, fjkimk@aol.com. Located at 42 W. Main Street.

Mount Laurel, St. John Neumann • For information, contact Mary DiPietro, 856-235-1330. Located at 560 Walton Street.

Riverside, Jesus the Good Shepherd • For information, contact Sister Ann Barry, 856-461-0100. Located at 101 Middleton Street.

Riverton, Sacred Heart • Support group sessions are held in the family center, room 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates and topics:  March 2, “Acceptance;” March 9, “The Pain of Grief/Our Feelings are Normal;” March 16, “Adjusting to a Life Beyond Loss;” March 23, “The Grieving Process,” and March 30, “Our Journey Towards a New Life.”  All are welcome for any or all sessions.  For information, contact Fran Stinsman, 856-786-0445. Located at 103 Fourth Street.

Tabernacle, Holy Eucharist • For information, contact Deacon Joe DeLuca, 609-268-8383, ext. 114, JDeluca@holyeucharist.org.  Located at 520 Medford Lakes Road.

Willingboro, Corpus Christi • For information, contact Franciscan Sister Robert Marie Green, 609-871-4226.  Located at 11 S. Sunset Road.

Mercer County

Ewing, Incarnation-St. James • For information, contact Sister Diane Simons, 609-882-8989. Located at 1565 Pennington Road.

Hamilton, Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony • For information, contact Deacon Jeff Pierfy, 609-658-4372. Located at 3816 E. State Street Ext.

Hamilton Square, St. Raphael-Holy Angels • For information, contact Deacon Bob Tharp, 609-890-1011. Located at 3500 S. Broad Street.

Hightstown, St. Anthony of Padua • For information, contact Deacon Michael Scannella, 609-658-4483 or 609-448-0141, ext. 28. Located at 251 Franklin Street.

Princeton, St. Paul • Will hold a nine-week spring grief support group from April 19 to June 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the spiritual center, lounge one.  For information, contact John Twamley, 609-924-1743, johntwamley7@comcast.net.  Located at 216 Nassau Street.

West Trenton, Our Lady of Good Counsel • For information, contact Deacon John, 609-771-8288, olgc@comcast.net. Located at 137 W. Upper Ferry Road.

West Windsor, St. David the King • For information, contact Nanci Bachman, 609-275-7111, ext. 311.  Located at 1 New Village Road.

Monmouth County

Asbury Park, Mother of Mercy • For information, contact Bob Rizzo, 732-897-0120. Located at 705 Second Street.

Bradley Beach, Ascension • For information, contact Deacon Kopcak, 732-774-0456, jkopcak1@optonline.net.  Located at 501 Brinley Avenue.

Colts Neck, St. Mary • For information, contact Marilyn Symone, 732-780-2666, hamarn351@verizon.net.  Located at 1 Phalanx Road.

Deal, St. Mary • For information, contact Pat Serafino, 732-531-1409.  Located at 46 Richmond Avenue.

Eatontown, St. Dorothea • For information, contact Betty Martino, 732-542-0148.  Located at 64 Broad Street.

Keyport, St. Joseph • For information, contact Marion Marchese, 732-264-0322.  Located at 376 Maple Place.

Middletown, St. Mary • For information, contact Bob Batz, 732-787-8566. Located at 26 Leonardville Road.

Manasquan, St. Denis • Will offer sessions for those who have experienced a loss recently or not so recently, to join with others who are bereaved.  Through mutual sharing with guidance, these sessions will offer support, prayer and work on answering questions about loss, grief coping and potential for renewal of self and hope.  We will explore feelings of loss, mourning and seeking reconciliation, not resolution.  To register or for information, contact Eileen Ziesmer, 732-223-0287, ext. 303; eileenziesmer@gmail.com.  Located at 90 Union Avenue.

Monmouth Beach, Precious Blood • For information contact Kimberly Williams, 732-222-4756, Rainbows for Children, contact Michael Meriton, mikemeriton@gmail.com.  Located at 72 Riverdale Avenue.

Rumson, Holy Cross • Rainbows for Children.  For information, contact Eugenia Kelly, 732-842-0348, ext. 1127, ekelly@holycrossrumson.org. Held in Holy Cross School at 40 Rumson Road.

Sea Girt, St. Mark • For information, contact Susan Nolan, 732-449-6364.  Located at 215 Crescent Parkway.

Spring Lake, St. Catharine • For information, contact Sister Margaret, 732-449-5765, ext. 124.  Located at Third Avenue and Essex Avenue.

Wayside, St. Anselm • The support group meets every third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.  For information, contact Sandy Mullarkey, 732-493-4411, ext. 102; sandystanselm@aol.com.  Located at 102 Wayside Avenue.

West Long Branch, St. Jerome • For information, contact Pat Serafino, 732-531-1409.  Located at 254 Wall Street.

Ocean County

Brant Beach, St. Francis of Assisi • For information, contact Sister Pat McNiff, 609-494-8861, ext. 157.  Located at 4700 Long Beach Boulevard.

Brick, Epiphany •  Bereavement Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7pm. For more information contact Carol at 732-458-0220. Located 615 Thiele Road.

Brick, St. Dominic • Will hold the following meetings:  Caregiver support group the last Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the community room; six week session program bereavement group the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the community room and a six week session program bereavement group evening meetings the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the parish meeting room.  For information, contact the parish office, 732-840-1410.  Located at 250 Old Squan Road.

Brick, Visitation • For information, contact Deacon Richard Johnston, 732-477-9672, ext. 221.  Located at 730 Lynnwood Avenue.

Forked River, St. Pius X • Rainbows for Children.  For information, contact, Paula Little, 609-693-5107.  Located at 300 Lacey Road.

Jackson, St. Aloysius • For information, contact parish office, 732-370-0500.  Located at 935 Bennetts Mills Road.

Jackson, St. Monica • For information, contact Kate Scott, 732-323-8380.  Located at 679 W. Veteran’s Highway.

Lakehurst, St. John • For information, contact Deacon Ron Kerr, 732-657-6347.  Located at 619 Chestnut Street.

Lakewood, St. Mary of the Lake • Rainbows for Children.  For information, contact, Cetta Lieb, 732-363-8262, office 732-600-4359.  Located at 43 Madison Avenue.

Little Egg Harbor, St. Theresa • For information, contact parish office, 609-296-2504.  Located at 450 Radio Road.

Point Pleasant, St. Martha • For information, contact parish office, 732-295-3630.  Located at 3800 Herbertsville Road.

Toms River, St. Joseph • For information, contact Deacon Mike Taylor, 732-349-0018, ext. 2223.  Located at 685 Hooper Avenue.

Toms River, St. Justin • For information, contact parish office, 732-270-3980, Kate Miick, 732-232-8614, KateMiick710@gmail.com, Diane Noonan, 732-503-1536.  Located at 975 Fischer Boulevard.

Toms River, St. Luke • For information, contact Anna Hardman, 732-286-2222.  Located at 1674 Old Freehold Road.

Toms River, St. Maximilian Kolbe • For information, contact Madeline Gardner, 732-608-6840.  Located at 130 St. Maximilian Lane.

Whiting, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton • For information, contact parish office, 732-350-5001.  Located at 30 Schoolhouse Road.  






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