On May 7, the California Catholic Conference Office of Restorative Justice in collaboration with Suzanne Nehaus held a Bereavement Ministry "Train-the-Trainer" Training atMater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre.
There were six different dioceses represented throughout the entire state of California. Participants were a diversived group of deacons, trauma support volunteers, bereavement ministers, lay people, and chaplains. Everyone enjoyed the training and saw it as a very powerful and effective tool neccesary for their communities.
Participants expressed interest in this becoming a part of the course at Santa Clara University. There were a number of materials and resources provided for our trainees and they are now available for download on our website >>
The CCC Office of Restorative Justice would like to thank the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood for sponsoring this training. You can check out their mission and ministries here.