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"Seeking God When We Seem  Lost in Grief"

A Talk on Grief by Mary Ann Vail
coordinator of the Ministry of EMBRACE, the grief ministry for Mary Our Queen parish, Omaha, Nebraska.


Recorded Tuesday, November 14, 2006



  • The Grief Process
  • Sharing the sorrow
  • Anger and confusion in faith in grief
  • Reaching out to others
  • Resources for support


The death of her 18 year old daughter to leukemia years ago, prompted her to reach out in compassion to others and become involved in grief ministry. This presentation offers presence and support for those who have lost loved ones.



A Faith Community Coping With Tragedy

Prayer After the Death of a Child

Prayer After the Death of My Mother

Prayer for a Mother who has died

For a Father Who Has Died

Celebrating Christmas After the Loss of a Loved One



Resources to help children in grief

National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved

The Centering Corporation "Your Grief Resource Center" 
dedicated to serving the needs of those healing from loss. 

SHARE Pregnancy And Infant Loss Support, Inc.

The Compassionate Friends

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to  assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

St. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans of many comforting words.
During times of loss, loneliness and grief, we may not feel or recognize God’s presence in our
lives. Though we can’t imagine all the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing right now, we
do understand a bit about grieving and that first of all it is a process. The Family Life Office has
a free Bereavement Packet of materials designed to provide support, especially during the initial
stages of grief; request materials at 716-847-2210 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.