Unfortunately we will all go through loss at some point in our lives, what’s fortunate is that we don't have to suffer through these losses alone.
Locally we are blessed to have many Diocesan and Non-Diocesan support groups to fit almost any need. Here a just a few of those that are available to you and your loved ones.
In addition we, the Parish Nurses of St Benedict's, can always be reached through the rectory (716.834.1041) for more information or any assistance we can provide.
Catholic Cemeteries Groups:
• Hope after Heartache: tools for living with loss
v First and third Monday 4:00 a 5:30 pm
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church
157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga
v First and third Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm
Mount Olivet Cemetery,
4000 Elmwood Ave, Kenmore
• St Gregory the Great
v Grief support group- guest speaker each month
First Wednesday of each Month
7:00 - 8:30 pm
100 St. Gregory Ct. Williamsville
Any questions please call Eileen Warner 688-5678
• St Christopher's Church
v Second Wednesday of each month
6:30 - 7:15 pm Lecture Series
7:30 - 8:30 pm Grief Support Group ( grouped by type of loss)
Meets at St Edmund Campus
530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, 692-2660
• Christ the King
v For information call Renee Villa, pastoral associate 839-1430 ext. 221
There are also many groups available specifically for those who have suffered the loss of a child.
For more information on any of the services available Nancy Weil, director of bereavement support for catholic cemeteries can be reached at 873-6500.
Your St Benedict's family is always here to help in any way we can as well. For support please call the rectory at 834-1041 for any assistance you may require in times of loss. Our parish has many ministries available to help serve your needs.
Where the Lord of Life has entered, there is no room for death.
-St. Peter Chrysologus