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Contact: Christine Gerety  |  (310) 566-1531  |

The death of a loved one can be one of the hardest things that we experience in our lives. To help people navigate through the journey of grieving a loved one who has died, St. Monica's Bereavement Ministry offers support groups and provides information about grief resources in the broader community.

 

Bereavement Group

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?  You don't have to do alone!

 

St. Monica sponsors a peer support group that is co-facilitated by two bereavement ministers, who have also lost loved ones, and have received training to effectively and sensitively facilitate the group.  The group experience is a 10-week process, and is offered three times a year (fall, winter, spring).

 

In the group, members join together to pray, reflect, and share their experiences. To help guide this process, we use The New Day Journal by Mauryeen O’Brien as the foundation for our sessions. As a result of the group, many participants have experienced significant healing, and begun to rediscover love, peace and joy in their lives.

 

Group participants are asked to contribute a one-time $25 fee to cover course materials, and to commit to attending all sessions. Please bring a check for $25 made out to St. Monica Catholic Community to the first session. Financial assistance is available.

 

 

Fall Group begins September 7!
Please consider joining our fall group that begins with an orientation on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm and will meet weekly from September 14 through November 16.

 

If you feel you need support before our next group, please contact us immediately and we can refer you to other resources.

 

Fall 2017 Bereavement Group Registration

 

  

 

 

 

Alternative Support Resources

At St. Monica

Stephen Ministry
One-on-one compassionate listening provided by a trained volunteer Caregiver
(310) 566-1575

 

Pastoral Appointment with a Priest
(310) 566-1500

 

Neighboring Catholic Churches

American Martyrs Catholic Community:  Manhattan Beach
Bereavement support groups
www.americanmartyrs.org
Contact Deacon Chris at (310) 545-5651 x 356

 

Community Resources

Our House: West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills
Grief support groups at sliding scale
www.ourhouse-grief.org

(310) 473-1511

 

Tranquil Hospice Bereavement Support Groups:  Santa Monica
Ongoing bereavement support groups open to the community
(310) 264-8413

 

Grief Haven:  Pacific Palisades
Resources and support groups for parents who have lost a child of any age
www.griefhaven.org
(310) 459-1789

 

WISE and Healthy Aging:  Santa Monica
Bereavement support groups for senior citizens
Contact Sheila at (310) 394-9871, extension 373

Jewish Family Service Santa Monica:  Santa Monica
Individual counseling at sliding scale
(310) 393-0732

 

Didi Hirsh CMHC: Survivors After Suicide:  Culver City
Support groups for family and friends impacted by suicide
(310) 751-5382


Mass

Mon - Fri:  6:30a, 8:00a, 12:10p

Sat:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sun:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a, 1:15p, 5:30p

 

Confession

Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

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