Grief Support Group / Educational Evenings

This program is for adults who have experienced the loss of a spouse, parent, or other loved one. The purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and, most of all, hope to bereaved adults. We all will have to face the death of someone we love sometime. Surviving the feelings of sadness and loss is a process that involves both emotional and behavioral reactions.

This grieving process takes us through the initial response of shock and sadness, through acceptance and understanding, and eventually to the rebuilding of our lives. This group will hopefully help you understand the grieving process and give you some ideas about how you may be able to help yourself through this difficult time. For more information contact 716-845-8051.

Grief Support & Educational Evenings

Healing a Grieving Heart 

Location:
Infant of Prague Church
921 Cleveland Dr.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Date & Time:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on:

September 20, 2016: Understanding Your Grief: Is This Normal?
October 18, 2016: Challenges of Grief: Why Does Grief Take So Long?
November 15, 2016: Holidays and Special Days: How to Cope
January17, 2017: The Journey of Grief: The Rollercoaster of Emotions
February 21, 2017: Grief, Family, Friends: Relationship Challenges
March 21, 2017: Why? Seeking Answers from God and Faith
April 4, 2017: The Three Cs of Grief: Choice, Communicate and Compromise

View the brochure for more information or call the Pastoral Care office at (716) 845-8051.

Rivers of Healing: A Retreat for Bereaved Adults

Location:
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY 

Date & Time:
May 19 & 20, 2017

For more information call the Pastoral Care office (716) 845-8051.

Journey Through Grief: A Resource Booklet for Families

Someone you love very much has died. Pain and fear sweep over you like waves in the ocean. You feel that you cannot bear it one more day and ask yourself, “How will I survive?” Your life has changed and a part of you is gone. It is true that you will remember and grieve a little all the rest of your life. The Department of Pastoral Care has compiled this booklet on grief to help you begin the journey and to discover the resources that are available to you. It is our hope that this booklet will bring you some peace and comfort during these difficult days.

View the Grief Booklet