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Grief Ministry

Bereavement Workshops Offered


This is a practical workshop – It will train a parish team to be a source of education, comfort and support to those who have suffered a loss. If you want to provide this type of ministry in your parish, contact the Office of Marriage & Family Life to set one up in your parish or find out where the next one is to be held: 510-267-8392.

is $25/person - Parish 'team discounts' are available. To keep costs down, please bring a sack lunch (you will have a ‘working lunch’).

SandyHThe workshop will be led by Sandy Heinisch.  With extensive experience as a grief minister/counselor and trainer with the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved, Sandy is also a trained nurse (35 years) and nursing instructor (over 20 years). Married for 50 years, she is a mother with two surviving children and five grandchildren.

Further information / to register, please contact Mimi Streett, Coordinator for Marriage and Family Life, Diocese of Oakland, [email protected] / 510-267-8392 - or - contact Sandy at [email protected]

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Brentwood

Thursdays at 5:00 pm (for those who are newly widowed)
Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Need a helpful resource now?

View the "Ultimate Guide to Grieving Support Resources" from Wise Old Sayings