Grief and Loss

Parish Bereavement Support Group Resources

Grieving with Great Hope Catholic Grief Support

Grieving with Great Hope workshop is a program offered by Good Mourning Ministry; a SE Michigan based Catholic bereavement organization that helps Catholic churches to tend to the needs of their grieving parishioners. The workshop is prayerful, practical, personal, and gives people the tools to navigate their way through their own valley of grief.

Seasons of Hope: Guidebook - Creating and Sustaining Catholic Bereavement Groups

Pastoral leaders will welcome this parish-proven, highly adaptable, and Christ-centered bereavement program. Created by nationally recognized hospice care and bereavement specialist, M. Donna MacLeod, following the death of her daughter nearly twenty years ago, Seasons of Hope offers twenty-four scripture-based sessions for those who are grieving. These are organized into four six-week seasons that are self-contained and non-sequential. All group sessions follow the same simple format and flow with a comforting blend of commentary, scripture, prayer, simple group exercises, faith-sharing, and Catholic tradition. 

GriefShare Christ-centered grief support group ministry

GriefShare is a biblical, Christ-centered grief support group ministry. Our resources help you equip a lay-led team for effective and ongoing grief ministry at your church. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects, support group discussion of what was presented in the session’s video seminar and what is going on in your life, and personal study and workbook reflection of the grieving process to help sort out your emotions through journaling.