Diocese of Rockville Centre

Held on March 19 at Kellenberg High School

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – February 18, 2011 – The Diocese of Rockville Centre is conducting a Bereavement Conference geared to the bereaved of all faiths and those who minister to them.  Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries and the Office of Faith Formation of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the conference is set for Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM at Kellenberg Memorial High School, 1400 Glenn Curtiss Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553.  The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, DD will deliver the keynote address.

“The  Bereavement Conference is a wonderful event to attend for anyone suffering from a significant loss in their life as well as parish staff members, clergy and volunteers involved in all areas of bereavement, ministry of consolation and ministry to divorced and separated Catholics,” said Kathleen Logan, associate director of family ministry, office of faith formation, Diocese of Rockville Centre.  “It is a day to come together in a spirit of prayer and collaboration to share our experience, knowledge and resources.”

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Workshops include:

  • Empty Arms. Broken Heart:  A Mother’s Journey of Grief
  • Healing from a Pregnancy Loss
  • Traits of Triumphant Survivors
  • Adult Loss of Parent
  • Surviving Suicide
  • The Annulment Process as a Healing Process
  • Spouse and Second Year Grief and Beyond
  • Grieving the Loss of a Sibling
  • Drug-related Death of Children
  •  Re-defining Yourself After Losing a Spouse
  • Self Help for the Newly Bereaved
  • Healing Power of Spiritual Practice
  • Finding God in Times of Grief
  • Parenting Children Through Loss
  • Finding Forgiveness in the Face of Grief
  • From Surviving to Thriving- Stress Management Tools for the Bereaved
  • Helping Children to Grieve
  • The Forgotten Mourners: Helping the Developmentally Disabled of All Ages Grieve


Conference registration fee is $60 for advance registration and $70 at the door.  Breakfast, lunch and a conference folder is included in the registration fee.  For further information regarding registration, call 516-334-7990, ext. 120 or 112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About The Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  In 2009, nearly 16,702 baptisms, 16,900 confirmations, 17,537 first communions and 3,402 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are 19,261 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,595 in Catholic high schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 55 Catholic elementary schools (51 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan and 8 private) and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (12/10).

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