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11-11-23 New City, NY One-Day Retreat

Nov 11 2022 9:30AM to 7:30 PM

Church of St. Augustine
140 Maple Avenue
New City NY, 10956

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Archdiocese of New York Retreats

and the


Serving the Spiritual Needs of Grieving Parents

Saturday, November 11, 2023

at the

Church of St. Augustine
140 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956

Space can be limited.  Please register today.

A Spiritual Retreat for Parents
Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child
of Any Age, 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.
A parent’s world irrevocably changes forever.
Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process can help tremendously.

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 needs of Catholic parents whose children have died,
the Family Life Office and the Church of St. Augustine
now offer 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–at least for a time.

Join us  in a warm and loving environment with others who know somewhat of your pain.


Retreat agenda includes prayer services, spiritual reflections,
breakout sessions, Emmaus Walk, and Mass.
All sessions are optional.
All participation is optional.
You will not be called upon to tell your story.
Many parents participate by listening.


The purpose of this retreat is to give yourself the gift of time
to focus on your own individual spiritual journey,
to focus on questions, such as …
Where is God in my pain…Where is my child now…
How can my faith help me through this horrible reality of life without my child?

All are Welcome.

Suggested Donation:  $25/individual; $40/couple
Fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all retreat materials.
Scholarships are available

For more information, contact Michael or Ellen Walker at [email protected]
Or Sue DiSisto at [email protected]
Or see www.emfgp.org

Registration often closes early as space is limited.