Our Lady of the Lake Bereavement Ministry
Our Bereavement Ministry offers hope and comfort to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Trained facilitators conduct support meetings which cover a variety of topics chosen to help those who are grieving. The death of a loved one is difficult to accept and meeting with people who are feeling the same way can help.
Father’s Who Have Lost a Child Support Group
The needs of fathers who have suffered the loss of a son or daughter are unique. One of those needs is to share the experience with other men who have lived this very complicated and difficult kind of grief. This group is organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and meets Quarterly (September, December, March & June on Saturdays from 10 to 12 noon) in the Parish Center of Notre Dame Parish, 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell. For information, please call Lauren Egan, 973-497-4327 or Lauren.Egan@rcan.org
Pet Loss Support Group
The death of a beloved pet creates a wide range of emotions, both for an individual and also for a parent trying to explain the loss to a child. St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison (973-377-7094) offers Group sessions the First Tuesday each month from 7:30 pm to 9 pm or the third Sunday each month from 11 am to 12:30 pm.