Community Life: Pastoral Care

Grieving Parents


Annual Retreat

The Emmaus Grieving Parents Ministry supports parents whose spiritual journey includes the death of a child. Each year 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: 

Monthly Meetings: Emmaus Grieving Parents continue to gather by Zoom (and telephone), on the third Sunday of each month starting at 3:15. Please email Karen at for more information or to be added to our mailing list.  Our next Zoom meetings are Sunday, October 18th and Sunday, November 15th at 3:15pm.

We understand that electronic meetings are a challenge under the best of conditions.  If you have lost a child and would like to chat with a parent walking the same path, members of our group would be honored to speak with you one-on-one.  Please contact Karen by email at and know that you are never alone.

Please consider passing along our information to parents you know who are walking this difficult journey.