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Grief Support Programs

Nancy Weil
Director of Grief Support

Hope after Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss
A grief support group designed to provide you with the support you need and the tools to help you cope.

First and Third Monday of the month
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga

First and third  Tuesday of the month
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Mount Olivet Cemetery Office, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore

Bereavement Lecture Series
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Mount Olivet Cemetery Office 

Series resumes again March, 2015                 

Kay Rich presenting

Remembrance Services

Certain times of the year prompt memories of your loved one. The Catholic Cemeteries recognizes this and offers memorial services where families can join together in prayer, song and remembrance. 

Holiday Remembrance Service
Sunday, December 7th 
2:00 p.m.

Mount Olivet Cemetery and Holy Cross Cemetery

You are invited to attend a spiritually uplifting program to remember your loved ones during the holiday season. Presented by the Center for Excellence in End of Life Education and the Catholic Cemeteries. Reserve your spot by calling Mount Olivet Cemetery at 873-6500 or Holy Cross Cemetery at 823-1197.

Heavenly Hearts Choir 

Mount Olivet Cemetery
4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore
Monthly at 6:30 p.m.
Singing lifts us to a place where we feel better. Call for information on how you can join this wonderful group. 

Recital will be held on Thursday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Olivet Resurrection Chapel.

Fifth Tuesday Potluck Dinner
Call for date of next dinner
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore
$8 to cover the cost of dinner – bring a dessert or drink to share
Reservations required:  873-6500

Drum4Health Drum Circle Carolyn Zimmermann leading drum circle
Saturday, January 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Mount Olivet Cemetery office

Drumming has been shown to be a great way to release pent up emotions from the pain of grief. Open to all ages. Facilitated by Carolyn Zimmermann

BOND – Bridging Out in New Directions

A social support group for those who are grieving. Take part in various activities with men and women who share similar thoughts and experiences.

Albright Knox Art Gallery
Sunday, December 14, 2015

For more information, call Nancy Weil, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500.

Next Step Dinner Club
Thursday, January 15, 2015
5:00 p.m. 

For more information, call Nancy Weil, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500.

Public Presentations
Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo has professional staff that is available to address your group free of charge. We have a variety of topics we regularly present from funeral and burial options to “Simply Live, Simply Love.” Please call if you need a speaker at your next community function or for additional topics available.