Parish Bereavement Ministers’ Training Series

3 week series begins August 11, 2018 at St. Christopher Parish

Learn more about ministering to those who are mourning. The ministry of consolation depends on faith, compassion and prayerful presence. It becomes more effective when there is understanding of the grief process, practices of effective communication, and knowledge of varied models of consolation programs. Participants will engage in an established course of study with opportunities to learn, share and practice elements of this ministry that enhance skills and resources

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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat August 24-26, 2018 offers support to those who have been impacted by pregnancy loss, abortion and/or miscarriage. If the quality of your life is affected or you have never completely recovered from pregnancy loss, or you know of someone who experienced pregnancy loss, Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a place where you can find support, compassion and healing.


The next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat offered by RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics is on the weekend of Aug. 24-26th at a local Retreat Center. Retreats are completely confidential.

Schloarships are available. Please apply by visiting or call 408-837-0990

SOLACE: Soul + Grief

Invites you to their monthly Grief Support Group grounded in spirituality and faith, which meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month  (welcome to come on a "drop in" basis)

f​rom 7:00-9:00 pm at O’Connor Hospital Chapel

  (near the main entrance)  2105 Forest Ave, San Jose

Facilitated by Candee Lucas, M.A. Pastoral Ministries

She is After Care Coordinator for Catholic Cemeteries– Diocese of San Jose and Chaplain at O’Connor Hospital.

For more information please call 888-845-6964 or go to website:​


... A lifeline for marriages.  Do you feel lost, frustrated, hurt, or angry with your spouse?  Retrouvaille helps married couples heal and renew their marriages.  The Retrouvaille Program begins with an Initial weekend at St. Clare’s Retreat Center, Soquel, CA: Friday August 24, 2018, 8:00pm to Sunday, August 26, 5:00pm.  There are 12 follow up sessions: Saturdays—Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 13, 20, Nov. 3, 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm (2 sessions covered on each Saturday).  Register at or contact Antonio and Claudia Flores at (408) 605-4998 or Alex and Rowena Radich at (510) 919-9675.  Retrouvaille provides marriage help! You are not alone.

WWME Aug. 26-28th


The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

is August 24-26, 2018 at the Vallombrosa Retreat Center


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