Support Groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child

There is no loJesus with children bss like that of one’s child.  Parents whose children have died will never again be the same.  Their grief is longer, harder and more complicated than that of other bereaved people. The needs of those who have suffered the loss of a child are special.  One of these needs is to share the pain with others who have experienced this very difficult kind of grief.

The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark sponsors support groups for Parents Grieving the Death of a Child.  The groups are led by trained facilitators – parents who have personally experienced the death of a child.

Groups meet as follows:


St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Parish Center

60 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield

First Wednesday of each month


(July and August is 7:00pm)


St. Peter the Apostle Church

Rectory Basement

445 Fifth Avenue, River Edge

Third Monday of each month


There is no fee to participate and pre-registration is not needed.  For further information, please call Lauren Egan at 973-497-4327 or contact via e-mail at

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