The Office for Parish Life is offering a helpful bereavement resource until at least February 28, 2022; it is a video streaming platform from Paraclete Press.*  This resource allows access to full-length videos offering compassionate wisdom and spiritual guidance through some of life’s most challenging issues, such as:

Grief and Bereavement
Social Issues
Faith Formation for Adults
Faith Formation for Children

Paraclete’s award-winning line of videos have garnered acclaim from experts in all of these fields. To learn more, click here.

*This resource requires a username and password in order to login. To obtain our Office for Parish Life login information, ​please email or call Jacki Douglas,, 570-207-2213 x 1100 or Jen Housel,, 570-207-2213 x 1104.


Parishes with On-Site Grief Services:


Please reach out to the contact persons listed below, to learn the updated dates and times of the specific gatherings listed.

    • Carbondale, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
      One-on-one support
      Jane Connolly, IHM
      For information call 570-282-5172


    • Clarks Summit, Our Lady of the Snows Parish
      Small group support
      301 S State Street/US 6 & 11
      Location: gathering room/lower level of the church
      For more information, call the Parish Center at 570-586-1741.


    • Pittston, Parish Community of St. John the Evangelist
      Healing Hearts – 6 week program
      Location: Parish Dining Room
      For information, call 570-654-0053


    • Pocono Pines, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish
      Convenes in Our Lady of the Lake Hall, lower level of the Church
      For information, call Melissa Laverty or Lynnette Smith at 570-646-6424. It is not necessary to be a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish or even to be Catholic in order to attend this ecumenical group.


    • The format is open and ongoing (not limited to a fixed number of sessions) and the content of the meeting is selected to address the needs of those present.  Anyone who has experienced a loss due to death, divorce or separation is encouraged to attend.  Through the use of audio, visual and printed materials, the group offers information about the stages of grief and the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual effects that may be experienced by those who are grieving.  A lending library contains materials that are helpful for children, adolescents and adults.  The compassionate presence of people who have journeyed through the grieving process offers support for the newly bereaved and for those who may have delayed the process or who still need assistance.


    • Scranton, Cathedral of St. Peter Parish
      Support group, 5 week session
    • Location: Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Ave.
      For more information, call: 570-344-7231


    • West Wyoming, St. Monica Parish
      Small group support
      West Eighth Street
      Location: church hall
      For information call Joanne Austin 570-288-6785.


    • Milford,  Vincent de Paul Parish
      Weekly Bereavement Support Group Sessions
      Series of weekly meetings, addressing topics dealing with the grief process in order for participants to find healing.


    • Bereavement Support Group meets in the Parish Hall of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 101 St. Vincent Drive (Route 739), Milford.  All are welcome; no registration is required. Men are also encouraged to attend as a men’s group will take place at the same time and place. For additional information, please contact the Parish Office at 570-686-4545.


    • Susquehanna John the Evangelist, St. Lawrence, St. Martin’s
      Small Group support, 4 week sessions ~ spring and fall: Monday afternoons at the Parish Office Conference Room.
      Please call the office at 570-853-4634 for more information or to register.  Our office is located at 15 East Church St. Susquehanna.


    • Conyngham John Bosco Church
      Bereavement Ministry
      Group Support: 7 week sessions
      Interdenominational gathering
      One-on-one support as needed.
      Monthly small group support, TBA
      Remembrance Mass on All Souls Day
      Contact: Marie Guza, 570-455-3874,


    • Lake Silkworth, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
      “Be Not Afraid, I Go Before You.”
      Please do not be afraid to take a small step toward healing.  OLMC Parish Grief Support  ministers will be there for you.  We will be on your side as you journey with Jesus toward healing.  Five week session meets in the Guardian Angel Room at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at Lake Silkworth.  If you are suffering from the loss of a loved one, please join us.  For more information call Marianna Oplinger at 570-956-6983.  Co-facilitator is Tammy Bowen.


    • Hawley, Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace & St. Veronica Parish ‘Season of Hope’ Bereavement Support Group ‘You are not alone’
      -Thessalonians 5:11
    • If you are in need of consolation after losing a loved one, this Christ-centered faith sharing group is for you. We gather to listen, care and understand each other in the process of grieving with prayer, scripture, faith sharing and fellowship as we journey through your grief.
    • Our group meets once per week, for a six week session, in our Parish Hall, pending CDC and Diocese regulations. Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace
      314 Chestnut Ave
      Hawley, PA
    • For additional information please call Maralyn Nalesnk at 570 685-4267 or the Rectory Office at 570 226-3183.  You may also email for more information on our Bereavement Ministry.