Parish Partners: Ministry of Hope

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Currently, with 21 volunteer members, Parish Partners Ministry of Hope offers:


We assist our deacons and Priests in bringing the Eucharist, reconnecting with those in our parish family who cannot be present at Mass.


We sit, listen and pray with those who are homebound, and anyone who needs a companion.


We welcome prayer requests from parishioners, their families and friends.  Together our ministers will pray for your needs.


We contact the families of parishioners who have died, offering our prayers and support.  We facilitate the New Day Bereavement Group twice a year.


We conduct symposia on topics that relate to health, well-being and our Catholic faith.


We offer instruction in ministry work, quarterly meetings with Mass for dialogue and sharing of ideas, an annual retreat and regular one-on-one follow ups.



We all have suffered the loss of someone near and dear to us.

It may have been a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or friend.

Sometimes our grief can be so devastating that we feel completely lost or alone.

The New Day Bereavement Program is a nine-week program that uses journaling, group discussion and scriptural reflection to help in the commencement of the healing process.  It provides members with an opportunity to understand grief in a way that rebuilds our identity and strengthens our faith in ourselves and in our Lord.

Now in its 5th year in The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes, the New Day Bereavement Program helps members to understand that grief is experienced in each person differently, and that it often takes a very long time for the pain to heal.  Participants will learn strategies for dealing with grief and will receive (and give) valuable group support and fellowship throughout the healing process.  Anyone who has experienced grief will be enriched by attending.

Meetings take place in a small-group, confidential setting and are led by trained bereavement facilitators.  Most of our sessions are being held at St. Agnes Church, 247 Stanwich Road, Greenwich.

Advanced registration is required.  Please sign-up as soon as you can, as space is limited and sessions tend to fill up rather quickly.

There is no cost to participate.  All fees are covered by the Bereavement Initiative of the Fairfield County Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Bridgeport in an effort to support grieving families.

We all experience grief, and we all experience it differently.  But there is no need to experience it alone.

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New Day Program Fall 2022
A Journey Through Loss to Healing

Trained Parish Partners facilitators conduct the program.

All meetings will take place in a confidential setting.

Upcoming New Day Bereavement Program

The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes, Riverside
September 15 - November 10 • Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Contact Parish Partners Ministry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 203-637-3661 ext. 375

St. Cecilia-St. Gabriel, Stamford
September 20 - November 15 • Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Contact Parish Office: 203-322-1562

St. Michael the Archangel, Greenwich
September 22 - November 17, Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30pm and
September 28 - November 30 (skipping Nov. 23), Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30pm
Contact Parish Office: 203-869-5421

St. Thomas More, Darien
October 11 – December 13, Tuesdays, 2:00—3:30pm and
October 12 – December 14, Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30pm
Contact Parish Office: 203-655-3303

There is no charge, but advanced registration is required.

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Jeannemarie Baker, RN, NP
Carolyn Killian
Doug Pulick
Lisa Rooney, MD
Call:  203-637-3661. Ext. 375
(Calls are returned within 24 hours)

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Fairfield County Catholic recognizes out new Bereavement Director. . .