Bereavement Ministry

Three parishes in our Cohort 19, Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Bradley Beach & Avon, St. Catharine’s, Spring Lake, and St. Mark’s in Sea Girt, have Bereavement Support Groups. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and are interested in healing through the support of a group, please contact one of these groups:

Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta: Our Parish’s group meetings are usually held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in Msgr. O’Hara Hall at the Ascension Worship Site.  Please call the Parish Rectory to register. If you have any questions, you may also speak to Deacon John Kopcak.

The goal of the Bereavement Ministry is that no member of our parish family will grieve alone over the loss of a loved one. They will be having six informal support sessions on Wednesday evenings in October and November. Any and all are welcome. You must let the Ministry know if you are coming. They will be there if you need them. Just call the Rectory at 732-774-0456.

Meeting dates are October 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th and November 7th & 14th. Meetings are held at 6;30pm in Msgr. O’Hara Hall, Ascension Worship Site.

St. Catharine’s Church, Spring Lake: Their group usually meets on Thursdays at 1:30pm at the St. Catharine’s Convent. Please call Sister Margaret Tierney at 732-449-5765, ext. 124, to register or if you have any questions regarding this group.

St. Mark’s, Sea Girt: Their group usually meets on Wednesdays at 11am in St. Mark’s Rectory. Please call Sue Nolan at 718-637-1162 or Peg Kraus at 732-280-8752 for more information.