Community Life: Pastoral Care

Grieving Parents


The Emmaus Grieving Parents Ministry supports parents whose spiritual journey includes the death of a child. Each fall a full-day retreat is offered by an experienced retreat team that includes friars and staff. All who have suffered the loss of a child at any time – including prior to birth and many decades ago – are welcome. For more information please email or call the church office at 860-756-4034


Upcoming Events: 

October 28 at 9 am -- The 2017 full day retreat, facilitated by our experienced retreat team, will beginning at 9 am   (Please call to register for the retreat.)

Each of these events are held in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry.  All parents who have lost a child or children at any time (including prior to birth and many decades ago) are welcome!