Bethany Bereavement Group
St Mochta's Bethany Bereavement Group

altSt Mochta’s Bethany Bereavement Group are not in a position to hold their regular bereavement support group or one-to-one meetings during Covid 19. They are conscious that there are many bereaved people who need support now and others who will need great support in the coming weeks and months.

If you know someone who is experiencing loss, and could benefit with support from the Group please encourage them to text or call the Bethany Group on +353 86 247 9216, detailing whether a  morning or evening would suit them best and they can arrange a support call for them. 

The group are also arranging an online monthly bereavement support meeting facilitated through Zoom, a communications and meeting application. Anyone who wants to avail of this session should again send a text or call the Bethany mobile number:086 247 9216 and the meeting will be set up for you.


Prayer at time of Bereavement

Lord, you are close to the broken-hearted.

Be with me now in my grief and loneliness.

Give me courage to face loss and not to grieve in silence.

Be with me as I struggle with many different and painful feelings.

Ease the hurt in my heart.

Encircle me in your love.

Help me to believe that one day I will no longer have this deep sorrow.

May I find comfort in sharing my grief with those who understand the strong bonds of love.

Stay with me, Lord, support me.

Help me to know that your power is at work within me as I deal with my grief.

St Mochta's Bethany Bereavement Group

altSt Mochta's Bethany Bereavement Support Group was set up in 2010 and aims to help and support those who are bereaved and grieving.   The name Bethany comes from the visit of Jesus to Mary and Martha on the death of their brother Lazarus.  Bethany Bereavement support helps people to come from the darkness of losing someone into the light of hope so they can cope with these changes in their lives. 

Volunteers have completed their Bethany Bereavement Training and have, themselves, experienced loss and bereavement.  Although grieving is a natural process, sometimes people may need the support of a trained volunteer who will listen with understanding and empathy. It is a strictly confidential service. 

A monthly Group meeting for the bereaved is held in St. Mochta’s Pastoral Centre at 19:30 (7:30 pm) on the last Monday of each month with the exception of Bank Holidays and Christmas when the meeting is brought forward to a more suitable date.  Information regarding any change in date or time will be published in the Parish Newsletter at least one week in advance of the meeting.  No appointment is necessary to attend these meetings and everyone is welcome.

Grief can come at any time and there's no time limit on dealing with it, therefore, Group Members are available to help you by One to One sessions, Home Visits, Telephone or email support. If there's no reply when you phone, please leave your name and contact details and a volunteer will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Bethany mobile no: 086 247 9216 or the Parish Office 01 821 3218
during office hours
9.30 - 12.30 Monday - Friday. 
or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and leave your contact details.  
A member of the Bethany Group will contact you.