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Grief Support

Grief is an emotional reaction to a loss, which involves a period of adjustments that help you learn to live without your loved one. Grieving is a personal experience. Your process of grieving the death of a loved one will be different from another person’s experience. There is no “normal and expected” period of time or way to mourn.

Having the opportunity to talk about your loss, share stories, care and concerns and getting support from others are important components of healthy grieving. The staff at Mount Calvary Cemetery Group recognizes the need to support the families we serve beyond the day of the funeral. Our Grief Support program is designed to be a resource for support and comfort and is not professional therapy.





Grief Support Programs


Grief Support Resources


Steps to Grief Relief


Grief Support Programs 

No one should grieve alone. These programs are offered to help you navigate the journey of grief. The variety of programs allows you to select the ones that fit you best. All programs are offered as part of our community outreach and are open to anyone in need. Unless otherwise indicated, there is no charge. For more information, call Nancy Weil, Director of Bereavement Support at 873-6500.

  • Hope after Heartache: Tools for Living with Loss

A grief support group designed to provide you with the support you need and the tools to help you cope. 

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, 157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga

1st & 3rd Monday of the month, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore 

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • BOND – Bridging Out in New Directions 

A social support group for those who are grieving. Take part in various activities with men and women who share similar thoughts and experiences. 

Upcoming events:


     Health Rhythms Drum Circle - Call 873-6500 for next date

                         Mount Olivet Cemetery Office, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore


        Heavenly Hearts Choir - Meets monthly for rehearsals - Please join us in song and healing

                        Mount Olivet Cemetery Office, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore




       Lazarus Lecture Series 

Catholic Cemeteries Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave. Kenmore 

All Programs run from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. 

Programs resume in the fall. Please call 873-6500 for complete schedule.


Community Remembrance Services

Certain times of the year prompt memories of your loved one. Mount Calvary Cemetery recognizes this and offers memorial services where families can join together in prayer, song and remembrance.


Good Mourning: The Many Faces of Grief Radio Show

Darcie Sims hosts this informative program. Listen and learn some of the top experts in the grief support community.  Current and past episodes can be accessed by clicking here


         Spreading the Word 

Mount Calvary Cemetery has professional staff that is available to address your group free of charge. We have a variety of topics we regularly present from funeral and burial options to “Simply Live, Simply Love.” Please call if you need a speaker at your next community function or for additional topics available. 

All programs are open to the community at no charge. 


Funeral Celebrant 

Mount Calvary Cemetery is pleased to have a Certified Funeral Celebrant on our staff. A Certified Celebrant is a professional who is committed to providing a service that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased. A Celebrant is trained to meet your needs during this time of loss. A celebrant service can be either religious or secular and include those attributes which reflect how unique and special your loved one was. The service can be a valuable source for healing in the lives of those left behind. For more information, call 716-892-6600.

Grief Support Resources

A Brief Exploration of Grief
- This booklet is designed to give you an overview of some of the common physical and emotional aspects of grief. To request a free copy, contact our office. 

Life Transitions Center – Grief Support Groups 

Grief Inc. – Products and information about grief

WNY Perinatal Bereavement Network - Meets the needs of people facing perinatal death: the death of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death.  

Good Grief Resources – A comprehensive directory or many kinds of grief resources, all in one easy-to-find listings. 

Insight Books – Grief products and funeral celebrant information 

Compassionate Friends –an international organization devoted to supporting bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. 

CaringBridge – Free, personalized websites for anyone facing critical illness 

Make-A-Wish – Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Mount Calvary Cemetery Group
800 Pine Ridge Heritage Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone: (716) 892-6600 - Fax: (716) 892-0946
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm & Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
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