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Emmaus Ministry brings light of hope to grieving parents

Diane Monaghan | Angelus News

A beautiful little girl with long brown hair dies unexpectedly, as does a precious baby only a few days old, a troubled young man with a wife and two children, and a stunning, 20-something woman with the world by the tail, along with 13 others. All are gone too soon, leaving behind devastated parents agonizing over what happened and why.

The life of a grieving parent definitely has a “before” and an “after.” Ministering to them can be daunting. What do you say? What do you do? How can you possibly help?

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. Bartholomew Church in Long Beach recently introduced a powerful ministry to serve the spiritual needs of parents whose children of any age have died from any cause, no matter how long ago: the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents. Read more on Angelus News.