The side photographs on this website are by:
Archdeacon Kevin Lyon
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Welcome to Bethany Bereavement Support Group website.
Who we are
We are a voluntary parish based ministry. Our objective is to support
the bereaved through the grieving process and our services are totally
free of charge and confidential.
name 'Bethany Bereavement Support Group' is derived from the story of
Jesus' friends Martha & Mary who lived in a village called Bethany
and grieved over the death of their brother Lazarus.
Our Mission Statement
'To provide a voluntary parish based ministry, which aims to support
all the bereaved through the grieving process'
Grieving is a natural process and is normally helped by the support and
understanding of family and friends. Sometimes a bereaved person may
need the support of a skilled person to help them journey through their
loss in a positive way. Strong feelings such as anger, guilt, fear
and depression are quite normal but need to be expressed, cried over;
and put into perspective.
How we can help
Bethany volunteers listen with understanding and empathy. They accept
those suffering loss as they are; and will support the bereaved for
as long as they need. For information on our services please go to
the “Services” link above or click
on Bereavement and Grief
For information on Bereavement and Grief please go to the “Tasks” link
above or click here.
Please find your
local parish group in "Contacts" link
here or contact the
Helpline 087 9905299
To set up a new Bethany
Group or become a volunteer
Please contact the Bethany helpline below, or your local parish group
in the “Contacts” link above or click
For information on
upcoming workshops please go to the “Seminars” link
above or click here.
we honestly ask ourselves which person
in our lives means the most to us, we often find
that it is those who, instead of giving advice,
solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share
our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and
Catholic Priest, Author
General Executive Committee
Fr. Myles O' Reilly - Spiritual Director
Margaret Chambers- Chairperson
Maeve Mason - Secretary
Anne Butler - Treasurer
Winnie Keogh, Iggy Lyons, Gobnait O Grady,
Liz Ronaldson, Moira Staines and Shirley Scott.
the General Executive Council
General Executive Council
c/o Rathfarnham Parish Centre
Phone: 087 9905299