“Lord my God, I called to You for help, and You healed me.”
– Psalm 30:2
We have gathered a list of resources that may be helpful in troubled times and difficult circumstances.
We recommend first connecting with your local parish priest to seek spiritual and pastoral support. We also have a priest assigned to our ministry so please let us know should you want to meet with him at the Gardens of Gethsemani, and we can help make arrangements for a meeting.
Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement designed to offer faith-based hope and healing resources for women and their families on issues related to childbearing, sexuality and relationships and infant loss. To find a parish chapter near you or to learn more about Elizabeth Ministry, click here.
Find ways to take care of yourself during these days and find people who will listen to your pain without judgement and without forcing you to rush through your grief. Sometimes, it can be healthy to reach out and seek professional counselling as you walk through this time.
For a list of vetted Catholic Counsellors, please click here.
For grief and bereavement resources in your area, please contact the BC Bereavement Helpline:
In the Lower Mainland call: 604-738-9950
Throughout BC call toll-free: 1-877-779-2223
Here are a few of our favourite books and materials that you may find useful during this time.
Your parish clergy are a wonderful resource for you during this time of loss. As an extension of your parish, our deacons at Catholic Cemeteries are also available to offer prayer, comfort and consolation to you and your family.
Deacon Dan Keller
Deacon Jim Tardy
Deacon Steve Grandinetti