The Ministry Of Consolers (Collegeville Ministry Series)

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The Ministry of Consolers will help you find your place within grief ministry, as well as plan the ministry from first response to spiritual guidance. Curley pays attention to al the factors contributing to a grief minister's multifaceted work, including parish support and his or her own loss history. Symptoms of loss, trust, and hints for conversations with the grieving are topics touched by this detailed and sensitive guide. This book helps grief ministers through the reaching-out process and is a necessary tool for parishes, hospices, educational institutions, and al those attending to the bereaved.

Chapters are Grief Ministry and Those Who Minister," *The Grief Minister as Helper, - *The Grief Minister as Spiritual Guide, - *The Grief Minister and the Grieving Child, - *The Grief Minister and Religious Expression, - *The Grief Minister and Anniversary Affect, - *The Grief Minister and Journal Writing, - *The Grief Minister and Teenage Loss, - *The Grief Minister and Liturgy Preparation, - *The Grief Minister as Compassionate Listener. - Also includes Appendix, Notes, and Selected Bibliography.

Father Terence P. Curley, DMin, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Nahant, Massachusetts, is a licensed mental health counselor with over twenty years of experience ministering to the grieving. He is also an adjunct staff member of the Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Boston, and has published books, articles, and given workshops.

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Father Terence P. Curley, DMin, is a pastor, educator, and licensed mental health counselor with over twenty-five years of experience ministering to the grieving. He is also an adjunct staff member of the Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Boston. He has written numerous publications specializing in the area of separation and loss, including Planning the Catholic Funeral, published by Liturgical Press.

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A useful and informative book on grief ministry. It is easy to read and provides opportunities for ministers to reflect on their own loss and spiritual inventory. It takes one through many facets of the grief process and offers helpful suggestions to the grief minister as he or she ministers to the bereaved. Curley reminds us often that there is no time limit for the grief process and that compassionate listening is the key to understanding what we can do to assist the bereaved in that process.New Theology Review

This book is highly recommended for all wishing to develop and improve skills and awareness.Pastoral Music

This work should be counted among the top accessible guides for ordained and lay ministers alike.Pastoral Music

The Ministry of Consolers gives a thorough and sound presentation of ministering to the grieving.Pastoral Music

Fr. Curley has written a book not to be left on the parish library shelf. This is a daily reference for both the Pastor and all those called to the Ministry of Consolation. What a great gift for the newly ordained, or any anniversary of Ordination.Deacon Ray Deabel, National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved

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