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2017 Annual Bereavement Supplement

Click here to read a downloadable version of the annual bereavement supplement from The Monitor, that offers resources and insights for those mourning the loss of a loved one.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Advance funeral planning can spare loved ones extra grief

No one expected Joe to die. Replace the name “Joe” with anyone you’ve known into that sentence. 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
In genealogy research, Catholic cemeteries can provide some help

OXNARD, Calf. – As interest in genealogical research increases, some Catholics have found that their relatives' final earthly addresses can be helpful, even valuable resources.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Support for the grieving comes in many forms
Sometimes it comes by way of a life-changing phone call: “There’s been an accident…” At other times, it starts with a diagnosis: “We’ve gotten the results of the biopsy…” or sometimes simply by the passage of so much time: “I don’t think Grandma has much time left.” More ...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Parishes announce bereavement support groups
The following parishes have bereavement support groups: More ...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Funeral homes provide invaluable service, friendship to grief-stricken
Millie is a widow. She has no children and no family in the area. For the past 15 years, after she finishes a morning of grocery shopping, she sometimes stops at the funeral home where she made the final arrangements for her husband. More ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Annual bereavement supplement: 'And let perpetual light shine upon them'
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

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