For Healing: Bereavement and Divorce
RESOURCES: Grieving the death of a loved one can be a long and painful journey. There is no time table for the mourning that one feels. Grief work is the process that involves learning to live with the emptiness, creating meaning out of the loss and rejoining life to live more openly and fully. Your Office of Family Life Ministries provides you with a free Bereavement Packet full of resources, information on support programs and reflections on a variety of topics to assist you in this personal journey. Please feel free to contact us at 716 847-2210 or e-mail email@example.com.
PARENTING PACKET III: Death and grief are inescapable. Designed for parents who feel ill-prepared to discuss death with a child. Covers the range of children's responses to grief from 3 years old and younger through the teen years. Very practical tools and life-giving suggestions are included not only to provide for a child but the adult who is also grieving the same loss. Grief is an entire family experience. Packet is helpful to all adults who are involved in the lives of children. Please feel free to contact us at 716 847-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, this office works in collaboration with Nancy Weil, Director of Bereavement Support Services at the Catholic Cemeteries. For current program schedule of events visit their website www.buffalocatholiccemeteries.org or contact Nancy Weil, at email@example.com or 716 873-6500. Grief Support Groups are available and Memorial services are held twice yearly.
Bereavement Hotline: 716-332-0202
RELATED PROGRAMS FOR HEALING
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: is a weekend created to help people who have worked through the first stages of grief after death or separation/divorce of one's spouse. The weekend in 2017 will be October 13 - 15, 2017 at Camp Stella Maris, 4395 East Lake Road, Livonia, NY 14487 on Conesus Lake. For more information call Stephen and Liz Wasczak at (585) 237-5155 (585) or call the Beginning Experience information line at 585 987-1750 or check out the website at www.beginningexperience.org Additional similar programs are also offered, and are listed on the Beginning Experience website.
The DivorceLINK Ministry Program is currently being restructured.
Call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716 847-2210 for a Divorce
Packet and/or a Parenting Packet about divorce.
- Divorce Packet: This is for a person who is newly separated
or divorced. The contents of this packet is designed to provide
resources, information and support that are practical and able to be
used immediately. For more information or to receive a packet, call
your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716 847-2210.
- PARENTING PACKET II: This is designed for those parents who
are separated or divorced. Focuses on positive ways to co-parent well
in order to help children of all ages from birth through teens who are
profoundly affected by their parents' divorce and deal with the pain and
upheaval in their lives. Includes practical items for teens, a variety
of communication and skill-building techniques and lots more. Both
single parents can utilize these resources. The more this is
implemented mutually, the more healthy the family. To receive this
packet call your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716 847-2210.
Current LinksChurch's Teachings Regarding Separated and Divorced Catholics
ANNULMENT COMPANIONS provide the extra support
people need while going through a process that can be filled with
questions, doubts, fears, anger, emotional uncertainty and heartache.
Referrals provided. Contact Barbara Wyse at 716 633-7786 or e-mail BJWTR@aol.com.
ANNULMENT WRITING WORKSHOP: Help with
annulment papers? Facilitators, knowledgeable in the Marriage Tribunal
Process leading to a Church Annulment, are available to assist
individuals to prepare the "paper work" necessary to begin the annulment
procedures. So often just putting together the information needed can
be overwhelming. This workshop helps ease the stress of putting
together the necessary information. For more information or to register
call Barb Wyse at 716 633-7786 or e-mail BJWTR@aol.com.
- An annulment workshop is
scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the UB North
Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd., Amherst. The session will include
information on the recent changes in the annulment process and step-by-step
help in getting started. A $5.00 registration fee will cover the cost of
Walk-ins are welcome.
CROSSROADS: Crossroads is a Catholic Community of
single adults, forty years and older, seeking to share diversified
spiritual and social needs and blessings. Anyone interested in
knowing more about this organization, membership information, to receive a news letter, or general questions. please call Sharon at 716-693-5923.