Welcome to the Basilica's Ministry of Compassion page  (formerly Grief and Bereavement.)    Here you will find updates, news, and events pertaining to Grief and Bereavement support .  We hope you find it useful.

Since May, a dedicated working group of 6 parishioners, along with Father Noon, have been meeting to prepare the ground work for a meaningful support program for those individuals/families who have suffered a loss through death.

Although still in its infancy stages, our program is taking root.  Our plan is to begin weekly Bereavement support sessions after Easter 2018.

In the interim, we invite you to celebrate in a Memorial Mass with us at the Basilica on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.  Hospitality to follow with an opportunity to chat and meet our committee members.

In the new year we hope to contact families/individuals with an invitation to participate in our weekly program; however, if you or someone you know feel the need for immediate support please call the Rectory at (519) 824-3951.

You might also be interested in attending a helpful seminar at  the Chancery Office in Hamilton on Sunday, December 3 from 1:30-3:30.  The topic, "Coping with the Holidays" will be facilitated by Dr. Wendy Hoffman.  There is no cost for this event, but please call the Chancery office to reserve a seat (905) 528-7988 or the Basilica rectory at (519) 824-3951.  You can follow this link for more information:  http://hamiltondiocese.com/offices/family-ministry/grief-support/coping-...

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