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

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 † Respect 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 you can find peace, comfort, and hope, at least for a time. Join us at one of the following Emmaus Ministry Catholic retreats now being offered in the Archdiocese of New York.

One-day retreats offered twice at St. Joseph’s Seminary: (201 Seminary Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704)
Saturday, February 11, 2017 and Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:30 AM – 7:30 PM 

One-day retreat offered at the Church of the Magdalene (525 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, New York 10591)
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 per person, $40 per couple, Scholarships are available

To register online: or, contact Sue DiSisto, Coordinator, Parenting and Family Life Education at or (646) 794-3191.

Family Life † Respect Life