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Parish Based Support Groups

The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark sponsors parish-based bereavement support groups and other services throughout the four counties of the Archdiocese. The support groups listed are open to people of all faiths and the facilitators have been trained to provide information and help participants find support through the sharing of experiences. 

Click the type of support group on the right side menu for the locations. The different types of support groups available are:

-General Bereavement ( English & Spanish)
-Loss of Child
-Same Sex Attraction
-Single Parent

If you are interested in being trained as a parish support group facilitator:

Call 973-497-4327or email

Contact Us

Brian Caldwell                               
Jennifer Ferraioli
Associate Director, Marriage Preparation
Yamilka Genao, M.E., M.A.P.M.
Associate Director                       
Hispanic Family Life Ministries/Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Planificación Natural de la Familia (PNF)
John Kalinowski                              
Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing                                                          


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