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 Bereavement Training

Grief over the loss of a loved one: a very difficult time for families and friends, and a great concern of The Church.

With care and dignity, with proper training, we can offer immeasurable solace to those left behind. That's why the Catholic Cemeteries Department of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has overseen the formation of a comprehensive eight-week Bereavement Training Program for Catholic Clergy, Religious, Hospital, Hospice and Laypeople.

The program, which requires a strong attendance commitment, is designed to help create the basis for a Bereavement Team in each parish in the Archdiocese. To that end, we recommend that five or more persons from each parish attend -- people who will commit themselves in a caring way to journey in faith with the bereaved suffering a loss in their community.


English Program:

Rev. Liam J. Kidney
Anne Hansen, M.A.,
Judy Regotti-Alexander, BSN, CHPN
Sr. Gretchen Hailer, R.S.H.M.
Rev. Susan Copeland
Stephen Trudeau, Psy.D.
Debbie Campbell, Ph.D.

Spanish Program:

Deacon Paulino Reyes
Deacon Carlos Origel
Lorena Reyes

Program Coordinator is Sr. Lovina Pammit, Pastoral Relations Director, Catholic Cemeteries Department.  She can be reached at: (818) 365-6065

The next scheduled sessions are listed the Archdiocesan Events Calendar. Please note this program is not designed for those persons who have recently had a loss of a loved one.

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