Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents One-Day Spiritual Retreat

November 18, 2023

8:30 am – 6:30 pm

The Oratory
St. John XXIII Center
434 Charlotte Ave.
Rock Hill, SC

To register or for more information email Christy Brown or call 803.554.6088

Transformation of Mourning: Grief & Loss of Those We Cherish

An online 7-week series beginning on November 16 at 7:30 pm offered by Our Lady of Sorrows Grief Ministry that offers a community of support for those who need a way to move forward.

Email to register.

Books on Grief

  • Daily Comfort While Grieving by Allen F. Wright
  • How to Comfort the Grieving: A Dozen Ways to Say I Care by Parchin Victor
  • After Suicide There’s Still Hope for Them & You by Fr. Chris Alar and Fr. Jason Lewis, MIC
  • Grieving With the Help of Your Catholic Faith by Duquin Lorene Hanley
  • Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies by Laz Medard
  • After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope by Karen Edmisten
  • Gathering of Angels: Seeking Healing After an Infant’s Death by Leland Vicki
  • Gratitude in Grief by Kelly Buckley
  • Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion by Theresa Burke, PHD with David C. Reardon
  • Redeeming A Father’s Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss by Kevin Burke, LSW
  • Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies by Richard Gilbert

General Grief Resources

Diocese of Charleston: Our Lady of Sorrows Grief Ministry 

For all those experiencing grief over the loss of a spouse, child, friend, this grief series titled “Transformation of Mourning: Grief & Loss of Those We Cherish” can be delivered upon request at a parish for a weekend or Saturday retreat. It is also offered twice a year around Christmas and Easter, one evening a week for 7 weeks. The topics covered are stages of grief, alone vs. lonely, angels and saints assisting us, Our Lady of Sorrows meditative devotion, and the power of praise, to name just a few. For more information please contact the Office of Family Life or call 803.547.5063.

The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

The mission of The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents is to:

a. In the Catholic, Franciscan tradition of “All are Welcome,” serve the spiritual needs of grieving parents whose children of any age have died by any cause; and
b. help interested parents, as well as Clergy, Religious, Diocesan Staff, and/or Spiritual Directors bring this ministry to their own parishes or regions

Moving Forward with Hope…Coping with Life Along – Beginning Experience International Ministry

Designed to help those who are grieving the loss of a spousal relationship due to death, divorce, or separation.

Miscarriage Grief Resources

Behold Your Child

Behold Your Child is a ministry developed by the Archdiocese of Dubuque to help provide hope and healing for parents and families who have experienced a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death (whether recently or years ago).

Red Bird Ministries

Red Bird Ministries serves ordinary families who have been given an extraordinary cross to carry through an organization that systematically guides individuals through the complexity and trauma that happens with the loss of a child from pregnancy through childhood.

Post-Abortion Grief Resources

Diocese of Charleston: Post Abortion Healing Retreats

For those who suffered directly or indirectly from an abortion. We have one-on-one accompaniment, weekend retreats, and one-day retreats. The weekend retreats are offered in English and Spanish. There are 4 to 5 retreats offered in the Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia areas. For more information, email or call Christy Brown at 803.554.6088

Videos on Grief