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Loss of Child

Support Groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child

The needs of those who have suffered the loss of a child are special. One of those needs is to share the pain with others who have experienced this very difficult kind of grief. Our support groups are led by trained facilitators - parents who have personally experienced the death of a child.The Family Life Office sponsors three support groups for Parents Who Have Lost a Child. There is hope. There is help. It is possible to survive even this loss.

St. Thomas HOPE Support Group- Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month

St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church
Parish Center, St. Thomas Room
60 Byrd Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
7:30pm to 9:30pm
July & August group starts at 7pm
No pre-registration required & no fee. 

Bereaved Parent's Support Group- Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month

St. Peter the Apostle RC Church
Rectory Basement
445 Fifth Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
7:30pm to 9:30pm
No pre-registration required & no fee

Bereaved Father's Support Group- Meets Quarterly

Notre Dame RC Church
359 Central Avenue
North Caldwell, NJ 07006
Parish Center, Bennett Room
Meets September, December, March & June
Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm
Registration contact: Lauren Tamara 973-497-4327 or email: 

CLICK HERE for the flyer for the Bereaved Fathers Support Group. 

CLICK HERE for the brochure for the Archdiocesan Bereaved Parents Support Groups. 


CLICK HERE for our Perinatal Loss Resource List