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Grief Support Programs

Marianne Hubert
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.
Open to the Public.  No Charge.

Handling the Holidays
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.
Monday, November 7, 4:00 p.m. St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church
Presenter Ann Stayer is a member of our grief support program and a realtor with Century 21 Winklhofer.
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. Mount Olivet Cemetery
John M. Kalinowski is a chaplain and VP of Mission Integration for Catholic Health Services at Mercy Hospital. 
For more information, call Marianne at 873-6500.

Kay Rich presenting


Fifth Tuesday Potluck Dinner

Call for date of next potluck dinner. 

Mount Olivet Cemetery
$8 to cover the cost of dinner - bring a dessert or drink to share
Reservations required, call Marianne at 873-6500

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.

From Comedy Clubs to movies to dinner, we connect with one another through our shared experience. Call to request a list of upcoming events be mailed to you.

Public Presentations

Cremation Q &A 
Weds. October 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Cross Cemetery

Costs, legal documents, the cremation process and the Church's view on cremation will be discussed. Have your questions answered and leave understanding what this decision entails. This program is offered at no charge by the Catholic Cemeteries and Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. 
Reserve your spot by calling 823-1197

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. Please call if you need a speaker at your next community function or for topics available.