Sunday, August 17, 2014

Grief Support Resources - We Are Here For You!

Grief Support
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
Church groups:

       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