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Upcoming Events 

Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Training

Support groups provide the opportunity for healing in a confidential, educational and spiritual environment. Family Life offers a eight-session program each fall and spring for those who wish to become facilitators for existing parish bereavement support groups or for those who wish to begin one. This program can also serve to enhance the general bereavement ministry services in your parish. Participants will explore the many faces of grief and will receive practical information about forming a parish-based ministry.

Date: February-April 2017 and Sept-November 2017

Click Here for the flyer of our next Saturday training. However, Pre-registration is mandatory. 

Click Here for the flyer of our next Thursday training. However, Pre-registration is mandatory. 

Support Groups for the Separated/Divorced

Support groups for those who are separated and divorced are based at various parishes within the four counties of the Archdiocese. This is a current list of parishes who are starting their groups this Spring. 

Notre Dame RC Church, North Caldwell, NJ                 973-226-0979           Wed, 3/8/17

Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, Roseland, NJ             973-226-7288          

Church of the Little Flower Berkeley Heights, NJ         908-464-1585           Wed, 3/15/17

St. Peter the Apostle River Edge, NJ                                201-261-3366           Mon, 2/13/17

Church of Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ          201-327-1313           Mon, 2/6/17

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Ridgewood, NJ                        201-447-2043          Tues, 2/28/17

For listings please contact Lauren Egan 973-497-4327 or email:

Support Group for Bereaved Fathers

Meets Quarterly at:
Notre Dame R.C. Church
Parish Center
359 Central Ave.
North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Next Meeting: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Time: 10:00am  to 12:00pm

Click Here for the flyer. 

Upcoming dates:  June 10, 2017

 For more information please call:

Lauren Egan 973-497-4327 or email at

Support Groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child

Groups meet:   

On the first Wednesday of each month at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 60 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ, 7:30pm to 9:30pm (7pm in July and August)

On the third Monday of each month at St. Peter the Apostle, Rectory Basement, 445 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

There is no pre-registration and no fee. For more information:

Call 973-497-4327 or email

Click Here for the flyer. 

Annulment Information Evening

For more information, call the Tribunal at 973-497-4145 

Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline


24 Hour Hotlines

Bergen County:
*TTY: 201-836-3071
Batterers Services: 201-336-7575

Union County:
*TTY: 908-355-1023
Batterers Services: 908-355-1995

Hudson County:
*TTY: 201-333-0547

Essex County:
Batterers Services: 973-399-3400

*hearing impaired

Office of Family Life Ministries

Phone: 973-497-4323
Fax: 973-497-4317