The Church calls each member of Christ's Body to participate in the ministry of consolation: to care for the dying and to comfort all who mourn. Our Lord is the example of comfort and support to the grieving. Our Catholic faith gives us the strength and courage to help us in our grieving and reminds us of the promise of the spiritual reunion with our loved ones. The Catholic Cemeteries Association is committed to ministering and assisting families before, during and after the death of a loved one.

By incorporating the traditions of our Catholic faith, our Grief Support/Aftercare program offers the support and resources necessary in handling your grief.

Monthly Sunday Support Groups: As places of faith, hope and remembrance, an important component of our Grief Support Ministry is our Sunday Support Groups. Catholic Cemeteries Association offers a monthly Grief Support Group that meets for one hour on the third Sunday of each month (4th Sunday if it falls on a holiday) in select cemetery offices. Meetings are informal and do not build upon each other, so you can come at any time and feel right at home. Registration is not required and there is no fee. Refreshments are provided.

Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park - 3:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Akron - 3:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon -- 3:00 pm

Please come and join a warm fellowship of people with similar grief experiences, helping each other through prayer, shared stories, and grief recovery discussions. We offer a safe, private, and encouraging environment where you do not have to hide what you are really feeling. You do not even have to talk, but come and listen and be in the presence of those who understand. You are not alone!

 2017 Grief Support Group Dates

Jan 15, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
May 21, 2017
June 25, 2017
July 16, 2017
Aug 20, 2017
Sept 17, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
Dec. 17, 2017