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Bereavement & Consolation






St. Mary's Bereavement Ministry offers free,
(8) week groups for adults who have suffered
the death of a loved twice a year, 
usually starting in September & March. It must be (3) months from the time of the death for an individual
to be eligible to participate in a group. 
Because of the pandemic, we are starting with the (2) groups that should have begun this past March. 

Those groups will meet beginning 
Wed., Sept. 15th @ 7pm. 
 

A special focus group is being offered beginning Thursday Sept.16th for those whose loved one's death was Covid-related. 
If we have enough participants for another general group, it will also meet beginning Thurs., Sept. 16th. These groups begin @ 7pm

~All group participants must wear
a mask/facial covering 
and please know that we will be following CDC guidelines for the safety of our participants and our group leaders. ~  


  ***Repress your feelings and you give them power; embrace them & you gain strength. ***



For information and/or registration, please call 631-581-4266, x125.



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“Beyond  the  Tears”

Coping with Loss during the Holidays


Sponsored by Bereavement Ministry
Church of St. Mary, East Islip, NY

     Thursday,
November 12, 2020

   7:30pm to 9:00pm

   Sacred Heart Hall
 East Islip, NY 11730

In compliance w/ CDC recommendations, seating is limited.   

To reserve your seat on first come basis, please call (631) 581- 4266, x-125.

Facial masks must be worn to participate. 

 ~Free Will Offering Greatly Appreciated~




















   

 











  














 

                                      

The Consolation Ministry supports the grieving members of our parish as they deal with the loss of their loved one.

 

Meet with the family to plan the funeral liturgy

Bake and deliver a cake to the bereaved family

  Attend the wake & assist the priest with prayer service

Prepare booklets for funeral mass

Serve at the funeral mass as lector, greeter,
altar server or Eucharistic minister

Call the family after a few weeks
to offer support and encouragement

 

Participation in the Ministry of Consolation is flexible,

based on your availability. If you have a gift to share
  
with our parish family through this meaningful ministry,

or for more information, please contact:

Mary Kratchman 631-813-7258

or call 631-581-4266 Ext 100










All Soul's Mass

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Mass of the Faithful Departed - Nov 2, 2020




BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP


St. Mary's Bereavement Ministry offers free, (8) week groups for adults who have suffered the death of a loved twice a year, 
usually starting in September & March. It must be (3) months from the time of the death for an individual to be eligible to participate in a group. 
Because of the pandemic, we are starting with the (2) groups that should have begun this past March. 

Those groups will meet beginning, Wed., Sept. 15th @ 7pm.  

A special focus group is being offered beginning Thursday Sept.16th for those whose loved one's death was Covid-related. 
If we have enough participants for another general group, it will also meet beginning Thurs., Sept. 16th. These groups begin @ 7pm

~All group participants must wear a mask/facial covering
and please know that we will be following CDC guidelines for the safety of our participants and our group leaders. ~  


  ***Repress your feelings and you give them power; embrace them & you gain strength. ***



For information and/or registration, please call 631-581-4266, x125.



~   ~   ~   ~    ~   ~    ~  

“Beyond  the  Tears”

Coping with Loss during the Holidays


Sponsored by Bereavement Ministry

Church of St. Mary, East Islip, NY

 

     Thursday, November 12, 2020

   7:30pm to 9:00pm

   Sacred Heart Hall

     East Islip, NY 11730

 

In compliance w/ CDC recommendations, seating is limited.   

To reserve your seat on first come basis, please call (631) 581- 4266, x-125.

Facial masks must be worn to participate. 

 

 ~Free Will Offering Greatly Appreciated~