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Parishes and Support Groups

Allendale

Bayonne

St. Henry Parish
Support Groups:
Members meet with families who have lost a loved one to assist them with the planning of the Funeral Mass and to offer compassion and support. Ministers are trained to work with families. Those who are interested in becoming a bereavement minister please contact the Rectory office at 201-436-0857

Belleville

Bergenfield

Berkeley Heights

Little Flower Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Support Group is run by a Professional Licensed Facilitator on Monday Evenings 7:00 to 8:30pm and is a closed group: 8 Sessions Must Register: Call Mariana Terrezza (908) 655-9056 or email bereavement.lf@gmail.com Other bereavement events: Blue Christmas Prayer Service, Loss of Child Prayer Service, All Soul's Day Mass

Bloomfield

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
Support Groups:
Other Bereavement Anna Graziano, Certified Spiritual Director, provides individual meetings for those who do not want to attend a group setting. She also runs a support group as well. Email her at annagraziano08@gmail.com or 973-338-9538 Bereaved Parent Support Group: Runs on the First Wednesday evening of the month all year round call Lauren Egan 973-497-4327

Bogota

St. Joseph Parish
Support Groups:
Bereavement If you or someone you know has experienced a loss and would like to speak with a bereavement counselor, please leave your name and phone number with the rectory and a counselor will contact you. All calls are kept confidential. Rainbows This program is for any children who have suffered a loss of any kind. Through death, divorce or separation children often need a safe place to express their feelings and what is going on in their lives.

Caldwell

Cedar Grove

St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement-Tuesday nights 7pm to 8pm- Closed Group: 6 weeks long Fall, Winter & Spring Closed Group: 4 weeks long in Summer- Must register by calling Carol Orlando at 973-239-7960 or email corlando@scscedargrove.org

Clark

St. Agnes Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement: Given Fall & Spring Closed Group: 6 weeks long Fall Thursday nights 7:30pm to 9:00pm Spring Thursday Afternoon Must register by calling and leave a message for Nancy O'Connor at 732-388-7852 Other bereavement events: All Soul's Day Mass- SEASONS Singles Ministry Call Bob Laudati 908-322-7762 or Joan Hernandez 908-930-2791 2008seasons@live.com

Cliffside Park

Closter

Cranford

Cresskill

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement: Monday nights starting at 7:00pm Fall & Spring Closed 8 week group Bereavement Open Gathering Monthly Every 2nd Monday night for those who completed the 8 sessions or are interested in seeing what the group is like Other bereavement events: Morning of Remembrance in November Must register for groups with Maryann Barzelatto by calling 201-567-2528

Demarest

Dumont

East Newark

East Orange

East Rutherford

Edgewater

Elizabeth

Elmwood Park

St. Leo Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement: Located in Rectory Fall & Spring sessions Tuesday evenings 6:30pm to 8:00pm starting March 5 through and including May 14, 2019 for eight weeks, however a few weeks will be on Wednesday nights meeting in the basement of the rectory and the RMR room on Wednesday evenings Must register by Calling 201-796-3521 Other Bereavement: Individual sessions & Pet Loss Support Group Coming Soon in 2019

Emerson

Englewood

Fair Lawn

St. Anne Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Support Group run on every other Month throughout the year with the exception of July and August. Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Next session starts in January Please Call Rectory to register 201-791-1616 Other Bereavement 2 Morning Reflections during the year Saint Cajetan Ministry Network is a support ministry dedicated to men and women facing the uncertainty and doubt that comes with unemployment. Meets every two weeks: Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. in our Faith Center in the lower level of the rectory.

Fairfield

St. Thomas More Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement: Fall & Spring Monday nights-Closed Group Must register by calling Colleen at 973-227-0055

Fairview

Fort Lee

Franklin Lakes

Garfield

Garwood

Glen Rock

St. Catharine Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group Saint Cajetan Ministry Network is a support ministry dedicated to men and women facing the uncertainty and doubt that comes with unemployment. Group meets every two weeks on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Saint Catharine Church in Glen Rock at their Ministry Center. Caregiver's Support Group 1st Thursday of the month @ 11:30am to 12:30pm Facilitated by Patty Kane pmkane@verizon.net

Hackensack

Harrington Pk

Harrison

Hasbrouck Heights

Haworth

Hillsdale

Hillside

Ho Ho Kus

St. Luke Parish
Support Groups:
St. Luke’s Bereavement Support Group will now meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church. The first meeting will take place on March 11th. This support group is facilitated by Cindy Johnson, who is certified by The Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark. It strives to provide comfort, understanding, peace and hope in a non-judgmental, completely confidential setting. If you would like more information, please call Cindy Johnson, at 201-739-4612. The Surviving Siblings Bereavement Support Group is open to siblings who have experienced the loss of a brother or sister and are feeling isolated in their grief. The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church. Siblings ages 13 and up are welcome to attend. The first meeting will be March 4, 2020. For more information, please call Cindy Johnson, a bereavement support group facilitator certified by The Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark, at 201-739-4612.

Hoboken

Irvington

Jersey City

Kearny

Kenilworth

St. Theresa Parish
Support Groups:
Wherever you are on your journey of grief, you don’t have to travel alone. We invite to take part in our eight-week grief support program called “Healing the Heart” Grief is unique to each person, and journeying through it can be painful, lonely, and confusing, but it can be comforting to share this journey with others. Our group will meet bi-weekly for eight sessions at 7:30 pm beginning January 22 in the new room in the rectory. The sessions include learning about grief and understanding the grieving process, the changes, challenges and choices that occur, coping with holidays and anniversaries, and dealing with feelings of loneliness and being disconnected spiritually. For more information contact Jo Ann Andrasko andraskoj@gmail.com

Leonia

Linden

St. John the Apostle Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group runs on every other Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the rectory Run by Deacon Michael York Must register by calling Deacon Michael at 732-388-1253 or myork@sjanj.net

Little Ferry

Livingston

St. Philomena Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Fall and Spring-Every other Thursday night 7-9pm Madonna Hall Maria Forlenza Must register by calling 973-992-0994

Lodi

Lyndhurst

Mahwah

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement: Once per month on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Parish Center Must register by calling Nancy Baker at 201-529-4411 or bakerhcrabby@aol.com

Maplewood

Maywood

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group is run as needed Please call Parish Center at 201-845-9566 if interested in support groupo contact Deacon Joe Mantineo email dcnjmantineo@gmail.com For bereavement counseling, please contact Dianne Spagnuolo, Kathy McGowan and Deacon Joe.

Midland Pk

Montclair

Mountainside

New Milford

St. Joseph Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Spring Session Location at St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 268 Grove Street, Oradell, NJ Must register by calling Gerry between 9am to 2pm at the parish office number at 201-261-0148. Friday evenings 7-9pm Starts on 3/20 and runs through 5/22 (No meeting on Good Friday 4/10). Other: Separated/Divorce Group call Gerry also.

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Sept, Oct, Jan, March and June Closed 8 weeks Tuesdays at 7pm Meet in the Parish Hall Must register by calling Ann Marasco 908-230-2396 or annmarasco8181@gmail.com

Newark

North Arlington

Queen of Peace Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: 6 week group Spring and Fall Run by Deacon Bill Myers. Evening meetings are scheduled and are held in the LaSalle Center Call Parish to register 201-997-0700

North Bergen

North Caldwell

Notre Dame Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: New Life Group Closed Group Fall session 8 weeks long Monday nights at 7pm Must register by calling parish at 973-226-0979

Northvale

Norwood

Nutley

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement- YANA- You are not alone 2nd Wednesday of the Month 7:30pm to 9:00pm Parish Hall Deacon Aldo Ahtold Just show up to group or call Amanda at 973-667-2580
Holy Family Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Fall and Spring is located in the St. Anthony Room in the Parish Center Tuesdays at 7 pm Must register with Marguerite Segall by calling 516 361 2377

Oakland

Old Tappan

Orange

Palisades Park

Paramus

Our Lady of the Visitation
Support Groups:
General Bereavement- Every Thursday 7:30pm to 9:00pm Must register by calling Parish at 201-261-6080 or any of the facilitators at Loretta Guido 201-845-8573 Joan Carlson 201-666-9673 Kathy and Peter Emr 201-265-3930

Park Ridge

Plainfield

Rahway

Ramsey

St. Paul Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Closed Group Wednesdays at 7:30pm Must register by calling Donna Schifano at 201-327-0976 or on website at www.stpaulrcchurch.org Other bereavement events: All Soul's Day Mass in September

Ridgefield

Ridgefield Park

Ridgewood

River Edge

St. Peter the Apostle Parish
Support Groups:
Saint Peter’s Singles Group: For many years, this St. Peter’s support group has been devoted to helping people on a peer to peer basis who are coping with a divorce, loss of a spouse or persons who have never married. This warm and caring group of sincere people supplies generous support and friendship to its members. The group provides companionship for members through meetings, service involvements, local and international travel, and social activities during the week and weekends. Contact: Colleen Haerle (cell 201-390-4375) or Camille Rush (cell 201-937-9309, home 201-796-0988)

Rochelle Park

Roseland

Our Lady of the Bl. Sacrament Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Fall.sessions will be held on Thursday nights- starting on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 and continuing until November 14th, 2019. All sessions will be held in Founders Hall from 7:00-8:30pm. Please register by calling the Parish at 973-226-7288.

Roselle

Roselle Park

Assumption Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement-Wednesday evenings 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Church Chapel Register by calling Elaine McTague 908-241-7629

Rutherford

St. Mary Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Fall and Spring Closed 6 weeks Thursdays Must register by calling Parish at 201-438-2200 or email at jeanellen83@gmail.com

Saddle Brook

St. Philip the Apostle Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Support Group: Tuesdays 7pm in the Rectory Meeting Room- 4 week program starting Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15 & Oct 22. To register: email Bereavement@stphilipsb.org or call the Rectory at 201-843-1888

Saddle River

Scotch Plains

Secaucus

Immaculate Conception Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement: 8 Sessions 3-4x per year Tuesday evenings at 7:00 Deacon Earle Connelly Call Parish to register 201-863-4840

Short Hills

St. Rose of Lima Parish
Support Groups:
Fall Bereavement Group 5 Sessions Dougherty Center, 61 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ Sundays 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM Call Mary Jean Alfano to register at 973-376-1960

South Orange

Springfield

Summit

Teaneck

Tenafly

Union

Holy Spirit Parish
Support Groups:
The Bereavement Ministry of Holy Spirit Church in Union, NJ will be starting its Christ centered support group sessions to help you cope with the loss of your loved one. The next session will be on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and will meet for 8 weeks from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in Drexler Hall (located in the building at the far corner of the church parking lot at Morris Ave. & Suburban Road) There is no fee to participate in this support group, but REGISTRATION is required. Please call the parish office at (908) 687-3327. God bless you.

Union City

Upper Montclair

Upper Saddle River

Church of the Presentation
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Fall and Spring Spousal Bereavement Groups meet on Monday mornings & Monday evenings and General Bereavement Support Groups meet on Wednesday evenings. Must register by calling 201-327-1313 x872 NEW Adult Child Loss Bereavement Support Group Thursdays 7-8:30pm 8 weeks Starting March 7thCall 201-327-1313 x887 Patty McLaughlin Other bereavement events: All Soul's Day event & individual bereavement support until the next group starts Separated/Divorced Group Mondays 10 weeks 7-8:30pm Starting Feb 25th 2019 Call 201-327-1313 x887

Verona

Our Lady of the Lake Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group 2x per month Runs from September to June Every other Tuesday 7:30pm Open meeting Plus a summer session Register by calling Joanne Palminso 973-239-3801 Men's Bereavement group Wednesday nights starting the week after Lent every other week for 6 weeks from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Pastoral Center- Register with Pastoral Center 973 -239 5696 or Peter Lombardi cell 973-722-2611

Wallington

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Thursday evenings 6:45pm to 8:15pm Closed 6 weeks Rectory Meeting Room Must register by calling the Parish Office at 973-778-7405

Washington Twp

Weehawken

West New York

West Orange

Westfield

Holy Trinity Parish
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Support Group organized to offer emotional and spiritual support for parishioner’s journeying through the stages of loss, grief and healing. Agnes Trainor 908- 654-6074

Westwood

Wood-Ridge

Woodcliff Lake

Wyckoff

St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Support Groups:
General Bereavement Group: Fall & Spring Sessions Two different groups on Tuesday Morning 10:00am to11:30am and Tuesday Evening from 7:30pm to 9:00pm Must register by calling 201-891-1122 x266