Grief Support

Coping with the death of a loved one can be a long and painful process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve - each person experiences grief differently - but there are resources to help you navigate this difficult road.

At St. Vincent de Paul, we offer:

Bereavement Companions - have a parish family member to journey with you through the first year of grief. You will receive monthly messages, prayers, reflections, phone calls and cards.

Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith - A SUPPORT GROUP to work from grief to joy.
The group will meet weekly for 6 weeks starting SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 19th. from 6:30p-8:00p in the ST. LOUISE ROOM. If you have experienced the death of a loved one and want to work through your grief, please contact Kay Buhrman at the Parish number 402 496-7988 x239.
Jesus said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Mt. 5:4).

Session Topics:
1st. Meeting: Introduction/Welcome
2nd. Meeting: What does Grief Look Like for YOU?
3rd. Meeting: Taking Care of Yourself.
4th. Meeting: Memories of Your Loved One.
5th. Meeting: Where is God in Your Grief?
6th. Meeting: Appreciation of YOur Transformation.

For personal help contact our Pastoral Ministers, Kay Buhrman and Jenni Vankat. Click on each name for email, or call the parish at 402.496.7988 to schedule an appointment with Fr. Dan or Fr. Joe.


Resources available:

  • Archdiocese of Omaha Family Life Office - 402-551-9003, ext. 1304 for grief support groups
  • Compassionate Friends - - 571-4011 for parents, siblings and families who have lost a child
  • Centering Corporation - - 553-1200 for grief resources, books, pamphlets, videos
  • Ted E. Bear Hollow - - 502-2773 for support groups, Kids Kamps for ages 4-19