The Ministry of Consolers

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Liturgical Press, 2004 - Religion - 95 pages
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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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User Review  - Jim Mccarver -

Very good material,helps you understand the purpose of ministry in crisis and death. I would reccomend to everyone not just ministers. Read full review


Grief Ministry and Those Who Minister
Grief Minister as Helper
Grief Minister as Spiritual Guide
Grief Minister and the Grieving Child
Grief Minister and Religious Expression
Grief Minister and Anniversary Affect
Grief Minister and Journal Writing
Grief Minister and Teenage Loss
Grief Minister and Liturgy Preparation
Grief Minister as Compassionate Listener
Grief Topics and Bibliography

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About the author (2004)

Curley has served as adjunct facutly member at Lesley College Graduate School in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Therapy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his doctorate from Boston University and is a licensed mental health counselor. Also he has served as President of the Board of Trustees for the National Council Ministry to the Bereaved, Cleveland, Ohio. Father Curley is pastor of St. Susanna Parish, Dedham, Massachusetts. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States, conducted workshops, and facilitated support groups dealing with the grieving process.