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Loss of Child

Support Groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child

The needs of those who have suffered the loss of a child are special. One of those needs is to share the pain with others who have experienced this very difficult kind of grief. Our support groups are led by trained facilitators - parents who have personally experienced the death of a child.The Family Life Office sponsors three support groups for Parents Who Have Lost a Child. There is hope. There is help. It is possible to survive even this loss.

St. Thomas HOPE Support Group- Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month

St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church
Parish Center, St. Thomas Room
60 Byrd Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
7:30pm to 9:30pm
July & August group starts at 7pm
No pre-registration required & no fee. 

Bereaved Parent's Support Group- Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month

St. Peter the Apostle RC Church
Rectory Basement
445 Fifth Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
7:30pm to 9:30pm
No pre-registration required & no fee


CLICK HERE for the brochure for the Archdiocesan Bereaved Parents Support Groups. 


CLICK HERE for our Perinatal Loss Resource List


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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