Serving the Spiritual Needs of Parents Whose Children of Any Age Have Died by Any Cause — No Matter How Long Ago

Of all the pains that life can hand us, arguably one of the most searing is the death of a child. As Jesus joined his distraught disciples on the road to Emmaus after his crucifixion, we ask him to join each of us in this ministry as we continue on our difficult journeys from grief to the healing peace that we, like Jesus’ disciples, can find in the Eucharistic community.

To meet the spiritual needs of Catholic parents whose children of any age have died by any cause—no matter how long ago—the Family Life Office offers the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. A unique, faith-based program providing spiritual retreats for grieving parents offered by grieving parents, the Emmaus Ministry offers a safe place where you can find peace, comfort, and hope. Join us at one of the following Emmaus Ministry Catholic retreats now being offered in the Archdiocese of New York.

To register, click on the date you would like to attend:

  • Saturday, February 9, 2019
    Spanish-Language Retreat
    St. John-Visitation Parish Pastoral Center
    275 West 230th Street, Bronx, NY 10463 
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Church of the Magdalene
    525 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, NY 10591 (Westchester County)
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    St. Thomas of Canterbury-St. Joseph
    340 Hudson St., Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520 (Orange County)

COST: $25 per person, $40 per couple
Cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all retreat materials.
Scholarships are available.

Please contact Sue DiSisto, Coordinator, Parenting and Family Life Education at [email protected] or (646) 794-3191.