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Emmaus Ministry Retreats for Grieving Parents

Serving the Spiritual Needs of Parents Whose Children of Any Age Have Died by Any Cause —  No Matter How Long Ago

NEW! Five-hour LIVE Emmaus retreats for grieving parents through the online Zoom platform. Very similar to the original, in-person retreats, these retreats that you can “attend” safe from home will include prayer services, a reflection from a spiritual leader, parent testimony and conversation with other parents. As always, the emphasis will be on the spirituality of the grieving process for parents.

NEW! Emmaus one-hour midweek Reflections and discussions on Zoom: Join others for an hour of spiritual nourishment offered by an Emmaus Spiritual Leader, followed by a short discussion with other grieving parents who know somewhat of your pain.

Press here for more information and to register.

One-day spiritual retreats offered throughout the New York Archdiocese

Of all the pains that life can hand us, arguably one of the most searing is the death of a child. As Jesus joined his distraught disciples on the road to Emmaus after his crucifixion, we ask him to join each of us in this ministry as we continue on our difficult journeys from grief to the healing peace that we, like Jesus’ disciples, can find in the Eucharistic community.

To meet the spiritual needs of Catholic parents whose children of any age have died by any cause—no matter how long ago—the Family Life Office offers The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. A unique, faith-based program providing spiritual retreats for grieving parents offered by grieving parents, the Emmaus Ministry offers a safe place where one can find peace, comfort, and hope, at least for a time.

Please press here to register at one of the Emmaus Ministry retreats now being offered in the Archdiocese of New York.

This program is offered in English and Spanish.

For information, contact Sue DiSisto, Coordinator of Parenting and Family Life Education, at or (646) 794-3191.

For further information about retreats in and around New England, and to find out what happens at retreats, visit