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Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany
   
Ongoing Support Groups List   
Bereavement
(Information subject to change. Please contact the group directly for up-to-date information.)

Albany
St. Vincent de Paul - Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7PM for those pre-registered. Time is adjusted for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. There are no summer meetings. To pre-register, please call Sister Eleanor at 518-489-5408.
Albany
Community Hospice of Albany-Schenectady/Living with Loss - Meets monthly at 445 New Karner Road. Please contact Sue Emanuele at 518-724-0200 for more information.
Albany
St. Peter's Hospital/Post-Abortion Bereavement Group - Meets for 6 consecutive Tuesdays from 7-8:30PM. Free. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Maureen Cavanaugh, RN, MS at 518-525-1872 for more info.
Albany
St. Peter's Hospital - CARES/For parents coping with stillbirth, miscarriage or newborn death - Meets the 1st Thursday every other month (beginning July, Sept., etc.) at 7:30 PM at the Chapel at St. Peter's Hospital, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany. Please contact Jen DeWolf at 518-525-1381 for more information.
Albany
Wave Riders Support Group for grieving children and teens (Grades K-8). This is a free, 6 week program. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please call Mary Crea at 518-724-0248.
Albany
Living with Loss - Grief Support Group for Adults - The Community Hospice of Albany/Schenectady, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. For more information, please call Sue Emanuele at 518-724-0200.
Albany
Compassionate Friends/For families who have had a child(ren) die - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 9PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut Street. Before attending, please contact Jan Messina at 518-439-0346 or Kathleen Kelleher, coleader, at 518-439-1114.
Albany
General Loss Group at Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Avenue, Albany. For more information, please contact Sister Jude at 518-482-3375.
Amsterdam
Community Hospice of Amsterdam/Living with Loss - Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Mary's Hospital, 427 Guy Park Road, Amsterdam. Please contact Amy Weinar at 518-843-5412 for more information
Averill Park
St. Henry's Church/For anyone who is mourning a loss - Meets once a month. There is no age restriction. Please contact Sr. Rosemary Cuneo at 518-674-3818 for the start of the next group.
Ballston Spa
St. Mary's Church Support Group - Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM at St. Mary's School library. Please contact Josephine Perniciaro at 518-596-6886 for more information.
Catskill
Wave Riders Support Group for grieving children and teens (Grades K-8). This is a free 6 week program. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Joseph Zanchelli at 518-943-5402.
Catskill
Compassionate Friends/For families who have had a child(ren) die - Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7PM at the United Methodist Church, 40 Woodland Avenue, Catskill. Please contact Judith at 518-622-4023 or Carol at 518-537-6098 for more information.
Catskill
Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene/Living with Loss - Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 47 Liberty Street, Catskill. Please register with Joseph Zanchelli at 518-943-5402.
Catskill
Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene/Living with Loss - Grief Support for Adults; meets every Monday from 2 PM - 3:30 PM at 47 Liberty Street, Catskill, NY. Please register with Joseph Zanchelli at 518-943-5402.
Clifton Park
Bereavement Support Group - 8 consecutive weeks - Meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm at St. Edward the Confessor Church. For more information and starting dates, please contact Mary Ann Sekellick at 518.371.7372, ext. 224.
Clifton Park
A General Loss Group meets Sundays, 2-4 PM at the Shenendehowa UMC, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park. Please call 518-371-7964 for more information.
Clinton Heights (East Greenbush)
Grief Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Church of St. Mary in Clinton Heights (East Greenbush). For more information, please call the church at 518-449-2232.
Cobleskill
Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care of Schoharie County - Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1-2:30PM at Cobleskill United Methodist Church, 109 Chapel Street, Cobleskill. Please contact Lori Kinch-Ashley at 607-432-5525 for more information.
Crescent
Bereavement Support Group for those grieving the death of a loved one. Meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting April 2017. St. Mary's Crescent, 86 Church Hill Road, Waterford, NY 12188. For more information, please contact Jeanne Gracon at 371-9632, ext. 11.
Delhi
Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care - Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3-4:30 PM at the United Ministry Church, Church Street. Please contact Lori Kinch-Ashley at 607-432-5525 for more information.
Glenville
Bereavement Support Group - For those grieving the death of a loved one. Sessions will meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Faith Formation Building at Immaculate Conception Church, 400 Saratoga Raod, Glenville, NY 12302. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Rachel Winters, Pastoral Care Coordinator, at 518-399-9168, ext. 226 or Pam DeAngelis, Activity Associate, Glendale Nursing Home, at 518-502-6310.
Greenfield Center
Pathways to Hope Bereavement Support Group. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Greenfield Center. For more information, leave a message for Deacon Gary Picher at 518-893-7680.
Loudonville
Loudonville Community Church/GriefShare - This is a 13 week program on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM. Please call 518-426-0751 for more information.
Loudonville
St. Pius X Church/"Seasons of Hope" Support Group for the Bereaved - This is a six week program that meets in the fall and in the spring. Please contact Pastoral Ministry of St. Pius X Church, Gayle Bouchard and Liz Jelstrom, for the next meeting at 518-462-1336.
Middleburgh
Bereavement Support Meeting - Meets at 10:50 AM in the Our Lady of the Valley parish rectory on the last Sunday of each month. For more information, please contact Darlene Rinaldo (Titidarla@gmail.com) or Linda Pagano (liningcarlpag@gmail.com).
Oneonta
Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care/Oneonta - Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7PM at the Hospice Office, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta. Please contact Lori Kinch-Ashley at 607-432-5525 for more information.
Oneonta
Compassionate Friends/For families who have had a child(ren) die - Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut Street, Oneonta. Please contact Paula at 607-433-2492 for more information.
Oneonta
Perinatal Bereavement - Individual counseling and support groups as needed for miscarriage, stillbirths and infant death losses. For more information, please contact the Rev. Judy Thistle at 1-607-547-3165 or (cell) 1-607-287-1550.
Rensselaer
Wave Riders Support Group for grieving children and teens (Grades K-8). This is a free, 6 week program. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Julia Soto at 518-285-8100.
Rensselaer
Grief Support for Adults - Daughter's Group - A six week program on Thursdays, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at The Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144. For more information, please contact Julia Soto at 518-285-8100.
Rensselaer
The Community Hospice of Rensselaer/Living with Loss (a general Loss group) - Meets at 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, NY 12144 every other Tuesday from 5:30 PM - 7 PM; pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Julia Soto at 518-285-8100.
Rotterdam
Wave Riders Support Group for grieving children and teens (Grades K-8). This is a free, 6 week program. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact Amy Weinar at 518-843-5412.
Rotterdam
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church/Open to anyone who has lost a loved one recently or long ago - Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 AM at the Meeting Room Office Complex, 210 Princetown Road, Rotterdam. Please contact Joan Petramale LCSW-R at 518-374-3278, extension 402, for more information.
Round Lake/Clifton Park
Corpus Christi Church Bereavement Support Group - For those who has lost a loved one through death. 8 bi-weekly sessions will be held beginning Tuesday, April 18th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in Room 10 of the Parish Hall at Corpus Christi Church, Route 9 at Ushers Rd., Clifton Park. Sessions are every other week, for usually 8 sessions, and they start in the spring and fall. You do not need to be Catholic or a parishioner to attend. Everyone is welcome. The spring faciliatators will be Meg Mihalko and Sharon Ryan. If you are interested in taking part in this group, or for more information, please contact Sharon at: 518-260-6405 or email at: jcrsar1949@gmail.com; or Meg at: 518-383-6649 or email: mnbm37@gmail.com to secure your spot in the group.
Saratoga
Grief Support for Adult Daughters - The Community Hospice of Saratoga/Washington, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga, NY 12866. For more information, please call Maureen Monahan at 518-581-0800.
Saratoga
Compassionate Friends/For families who have had a child(ren) die - Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Wesley Health Care Center, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga. Please call Ginny & Phil at 518-793-3618 for more information.
Saratoga
Wave Riders Support Group for grieving children and teens (Grades K-8). This is a free 6 week program. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact Meg Parobeck 518-581-0800.
Saratoga
St. Clement's Church - Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the afternoon, at the St. Clement's Parish Center, 231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. This group is open to the whole community. Please call Mary Beth Wing at 518-584-2299 for more information.
Saratoga
Community Hospice of Saratoga/Living with Loss - Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:30 PM at 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga. Please contact Maureen Monaghan at 518-581-0800 for more information.
Saratoga
Angel Names Association is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to assisting families of stillborn children through programs designed to provide financial assistance for end-of-life expenses, counseling services and funding for stillbirth research. There is an annual memorial walk every October at Saratoga Spa State Park. For more information, please contact 518-654-2411
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Saratoga Springs
Pathways to Hope Bereavement Support Group. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Greenfield Center. For more information, leave a message for Deacon Gary Picher at 518-893-7680.
Schenectady
Parents of Murdered Children, Albany NY Chapter/Open to anyone who has experienced a loss due to violence - Meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Please call Patricia Gioia at 518-277-1660 or Martha Lasher-Warner at 518-426-2213.
Schenectady
Compassionate Friend/For families who have had a child(ren) die - Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the St. Kateri ParishCenter Library, 1803 Union Street, Schenectady. Please call JoAnn Bomeisel at 518-372-8215 or email her at tcf1389@gmail.com, or call John Powers at 399-2492 for more information.
Schenectady
The Journey Bereavement Ministry: Saint Anthony's Parish, 331 Seward Pl., Schenectady sponsors a Bereavement Ministry Session for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Our sessions are scheduled for the last Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in our chapel meeting room and all who are suffering are welcome. We pray that we will be able to leave our session with a little better means of coping with our loss. For more information, please call 518-374-4591, ext. 103.
Schenectady
Healing Together Support Group - A bereavement group which meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 1 PM at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, The Community Room (under the church), 2216 Rosa Rd., Schenectady, NY 12309. For more information, please contact Eileen Pedicone at 518-393-9595 or esp512@yahoo.com.
So. Glens Falls
Pine Knolls Alliance Church/GriefShare - Meets Tuesdays from 7-9PM at The Potter's House, 614 Gansevoort Road, South Glens Falls. Please contact the Church Office at 518-793-7101 for more information.
Stamford, NY
A Bereavement Support Group, Sacred Heart Parish, Stamford, NY 12167. For more information, please contact Father Michael Cambi, Pastor, at 607-652-7170, extension 101.
Troy
St. Mary's Hospital/Seton Health/For those who are experiencing symptoms of disbelief, anger, resentment, loneliness or guilt from the loss of a loved one - For more information, please call Chaplain Rabbi Monte Sugarman at 518-371-1400, extension 162, for more information.
Valatie
"Never Alone" is a bereavement support group at St. John the Baptist Church, 1025 Kinderhook St./Route 9, Valatie. For more information, please call the church office at (518) 758-9401.


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