"Come to Me, all you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
Funeral Masses: Sr. Sandy DeMasi (973) 379-3912
Counseling and Bereavement Services
Grief is the emotional suffering we feel after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one. Grieving is a unique process. No two people grieve in the same manner. The role of the bereaved is a new and undesirable one. The search for new identity, the struggle to accept oneself as a whole new person in a strange new role is the work of grieving.
Grieving people cry out for meaning, for security, for belief in a compassionate God, who brings life out of death.
Grief work calls for “inner work” to listen to what our feelings are telling us. The “inner work” also draws our attention to the changes that have taken place and those we need to address. By listening to our feelings we come to identify, heal and resolve our issues.
Reaching out to others in a support group is not a sign of weakness; it is a choice for healing.