A Listening for Those Who are Grieving.

They have gone only as far as God and God is very near.
St. Bonaventure

Grief has no timetable, knows no bounds. Grief is painful and during the grieving process that pain can be nearly unbearable. The length and difficulty of the grieving process vary with each unique situation: the relationship with the person who died; the circumstances of the death and how survivors handle life situations. Grief has no timetable. The emotions may come and go for weeks, months, and years. The most common reactions to the death of a loved one are shock, denial, anger, guilt, sadness, and finally acceptance. It is very important to take care of yourself during the grieving process and know that the emotions you feel are normal.No one should have to grieve alone. 

The Parish of St. Mary’s here in Lucan has a bereavement support group that is available to help get through the process. Members of the Bethany Group are available in St. Mary’s Parish centre on the:

  • 2nd Monday of each month from 10.30 am to 11.30 am and
  • 4th Thursday of each month from 8 pm to 9 pm.

Individual home visits can also be arranged.

Team Members:  Sr. Geraldine, Marie, Ann, Mary, Anne, and Denis


We can be contacted at:   
Parish Centre
Phone: 01-6217041
9.30 am to 2 pm Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday 

Sr. Geraldine
Phone: 01-6217158