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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

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Mount Olivet Cemetery Office, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore

Bereavement Lecture Series 

Spiritual Prescription for Healing Grief

Tuesday, October 20   7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery

Martha G. Blessing, RN

When a loved one dies we can feel disconnected from life and our bodies. This can create health challenges like anxiety, sleep disturbances and other symptoms. Through meditation and prayer we can balance the energy of our physical bodies and begin to restore balance while we process the emotions.  Speaker and author, Martha G. Blessing, RN is the creator of the CD, One Heart: Meditations for Healing.


Handling the Holidays

Monday, Nov. 16    4:00 p.m.  St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Teresa Evans

The holiday season is not always greeted with happy anticipation. Grief may make it difficult to carry on as usual. Explore ways that you can find your way through the season. Presenter Teresa Evans, is the Founder of P.E.A.C.E., an organization that provides support and assistance to families who have lost a loved one to homicide.


Tuesday, Nov. 17   7:00 p.m.  Mount Olivet Cemetery  

Lynn DeSimone, LCSW-R

For over twenty-five years grief therapist Lynn DeSimone has helped the bereaved make it through the holiday season. This program will be full of information and activities that will allow you to include and honor those who are no longer at your holiday table, but still a part of your family story. Presenter Lynn DeSimone has a private counseling practice in Williamsville.

Kay Rich presenting

Heavenly Hearts Choir

Mount Olivet Cemetery

4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore

Monthly at 5:30 p.m.

Singing lifts us to a place where we feel better. Call for information on how you can join this wonderful group. 

Fifth Tuesday Potluck Dinner

Tues. September 29

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

Carolyn Zimmermann leading drum circle

Drum4Health Drum Circle 

Please call for date of next program.

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.

Call to request a list of upcoming events be mailed to you.

Next Step Dinner Club

Held monthly at 5:30 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.