Bereavement Group

The bereavement ministry is suspended until such time as we are able to welcome groups to the Shrine. Due to COVID-19 we have no scheduled bereavement groups from now until Spring of 2021. If you’re in need of service for bereavement please contact  Bro. Paul O’Keeffe, the Counseling Service director    617-542-5147

“In mourning, I seek you, my God. Give me vision to see your holy city, to realize that you are always with me, healing my pain and distress, quieting my tears of loss. You are life-giving water, reviving my soul, leading me home to your care, granting me victory over death. Amen.”  -Gretchen L. Schwenker

This new Bereavement Group seeks to provide support for persons suffering the loss of a loved one and has been grieving for more than ninety days. The group is not recommended for those suffering the loss of suicide—those grieving a suicide will be referred to the Suicide Survivors’ Support Group. For more information,

For more information please contact Bro. Paul O’Keeffe, OFM, 617-542-5147