Grief in the Time of COVID-19: A Parish Response

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020; 2pm-3pm

The complexities of grief amid COVID-19—distance grieving, loss of rituals, loss of touch, inability to be physically present with a dying loved one, families unable to say good-bye, limits on numbers permitted at funeral services, few supports available after the funeral for fear of spreading the virus—and the long-term consequences of unattended grief.

An expert on grief and a panel of pastoral ministers, will provide content and share on best practices to aid those who are grieving during COVID-19. The discussion will be moderated by John Poitevent, Program Director for Parish Catalyst at RENEW International.  Panelists include:

  • Dr. Alice Beal, Palliative Care Physician in the COVID-19 ICU unit in the Brooklyn VA Hospital
  • Sister Terry Rickard, President and Executive Director of RENEW International 
  • Monsignor Goerge Hundt is the pastor of St. Vincent Martyr in Madison and serves on the board of the St. Joseph Healthcare System.
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Contact Paul Krenzelok at 908-769-5400 ext. 119.