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   This 2- day facilitator training is designed for those who have never attended a Ministry of Consolation workshop. Check-in is at 8:30am on November 9. Both days begin at 9am and end at 4pm.

   Each participant receives a Ministry of Consolation Workbook, first developed by the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved (NCMB). Time will be devoted to grief, communication skills, setting up the parish program (including the Order of Christian Funerals), caring for the minister, facilitating support groups, healing and meditation, and multicultural issues in bereavement ministry. Participants are required to attend both days and will receive a certificate of completion at the end.   All participants should be endoresed by their parish to attend.  Please register by October 28, 2019.

    This diocesan program takes place at the Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill and will be presented by Dr. Valerie Maty, Associate Director of the Office of Family Ministry and Sister Sharon Marie Stola, OSB, D.Min., Director of the Office of Divine Worship.

   The $75 fee includes a manual, handouts, continental breakfast and lunch each day.  Pre-registration is required; please complete and return the form or register online:https://conta.cc/2ZzPjuM  or call 815-838-5334.

   You may select the link below for a downloadable brochure and either Email, Fax or Mail to The Office of Family Ministry:

Bereavement Ministry Training Brochure

EMAIL:                   familyministry@dioceseofjoliet.org

FAX:                      (815) 221-6089

        MAIL:                    Office of Family Ministry

                                                   16555 Weber Road

                                                   Crest Hill, IL 60403