Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents Retreat

Posted on August 6, 2018 by Jennifer Mele under Pastoral Care Ministry, Special Event
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Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents Spiritual One-Day Retreat for Parents Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child of Any Age, By Any Cause, No Matter How Long Ago

Click here to read highlights from the November 17, 2018 retreat.

Photos from the retreat:


Losing a child under any circumstances is horrendous. Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process can help tremendously. Just as He comforted His grieving disciples on the road to Emmaus, Jesus comforts us and we comfort each other in this very special ministry.

On November 17th, 2018 Emmaus Parent Companions and our St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Retreat Team met for a one day spiritual retreat in a warm and loving place — to think, to talk, to feel, to pray, and found compassion, rest, and peace… at least for a time.

This retreat took place at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Schenectady, NY.

Click here  to read highlights from the November 17, 2018 retreat.

For information on Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parent Retreats, visit https://www.emfgp.org/

Harley McDevitt is spearheading the effort to bring more Emmaus Ministry retreats to the Diocese of Albany. So far St. Clement Parish of Saratoga Springs and St. Edward the Confessor in Clifton Park have heeded the call. St. Clement’s retreat will be on April 27, 2019 and St. Edward’s will be on October 5, 2019.

For more information on adopting the ministry at your parish, call Harley at 518-641-6823 or Diane Monaghan at 617-542-8057.

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