The Office of Faith Formation offers a bereavement support group for the Diocese, which also serves as the principal support group in the Fall River area.
For additional support programs or groups in other areas of the Diocese, scroll to the bottom.
Grief and Loss
Together Finding Ways to Making Sense of it All
This is a support group to help people cope with the loss of a loved one. Losing someone we love truly hurts, leaving us with so many unanswered questions and a multitude of conflicting emotions. At first, we may turn to family and friends to share our grief; but as time goes on, we may find it difficult to reach out to them. It becomes difficult for them to understand our feelings.
The basis of the group is to allow individuals to share their experiences, feelings, emotions with others who are on the very same journey. In the sharing, often we discover new ways of coping, and begin to discover new strength and hope.
Due to COVID-19, live sessions are not allowed.
Currently online sessions are offered on Tuesdays.
For your convenience - two sessions are offered, one
at 4:30 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.
To join these sessions simply register using one of the following links:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. Once you are registered you can attend any session in your chosen time slot.
The group meets on Tuesdays
There is no fee to participate.
**One-on-one sessions can also be arranged.
Hospice & Palliative Care Support Group
VNA of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. Offers discussion & support groups for those who are grieving.
They offer General Bereavement Support and Widows & Widowers Group in Fall River, Raynham and Fairhaven, MA. They are free of charge and open to the public.
Falmouth Seasons of Hope
Seasons of Hope offers scripture-based sessions for grievers. This faith sharing group will meet for six weeks allowing grievers to draw on Scripture for help and reassurance.
Sessions will be held at:
St. Anthony Parish
167 East Falmouth Highway
East Falmouth, MA
M. Donna Macleod, RN, MSN
Dyer-Lake Support Group
Group sessions are offered free of charge and held each month to assist members of our communities who have lost a loved one. All members of the community are welcome,
regardless of whether Dyer-Lake has served your family.
Sessions are led by Linda Regan, LICSW and Judith Gordon, R.N., B.S.N. in association with: The Community Visiting Nurse Agency Hospice Care, Attleboro, Massachusetts
Each session begins at 7:00 PM at the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home:
161 Commonwealth Avenue
Village of Attleboro Falls
North Attleboro, Massachusetts 02763
Dyer-Lake Funeral Home
Meetings are held every other Wednesday from 10 am to 11:30 am at La Salette Retreat Center: 947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA.
Bob & Margaret (Maggie) McGee co-officiate this grief support group.
Margaret McGee is an author, and shares her experiences after the death of their son Brendan in 2003, in her book entitled: "He's Right Here."
Bob & Margaret (Maggie) McGee
Cape Cod & Southeast MA
HopeHealth serves all of Cape Cod and Southeastern, MA. They provide individual grief counseling and support groups throughout the year. They also offer bereavement services for children.
For more information regarding their services and groups, visit their website.
765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA
Children Suffering Loss
Rainbows is a non-profit support group for children who have experienced a significant loss. The purpose of this program is to provide these children an opportunity to meet other children who have had similar experiences and offer them a place to sort through their feelings and hopefully to come to a healthy acceptance of what has happened in their family. Children gather by age in small groups once a week for six weeks each semester. The program is NOT counseling or therapy, but rather peer support facilitated by trained adult volunteers. There is never a fee.