Bereavement Lecture Series

Educate and comfort those who grieve.

Monthly topics designed to provide support, tools, education and comfort for those who grieve.

When: 1st and 3rd Monday of the each month
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Where: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, NY

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the each month
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Mount Olivet Cemetery Office, 4000 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore, NY 

For more information, please call Marianne Hubert, our Director of Grief Support at 716-873-6500.

Marianne Hubert, Director of Grief Support
[email protected]
Phone:  (716) 873-6500
Fax:  (716) 873-3247


Comfort for Those Who Mourn

Bereavement Lecture Series Open to the community, no charge

Journeying Through Grief.... Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit


The Power of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00p.m. Mount Olivet Cemetery

Liz Schmitt, Director of Spa 400 Invision Health, along with an aromatherapy and essential oils expert, will give a presentation and demonstration on the healing benefits of aromatherapy and essential Oils. Using essential oils can help with the emotions and the grieving process. During this presentation participants will learn about and sample essential oils and experience how essential oils may be helpful in their daily lives. Learn how essential oils are produced and about how they can improve your health and well-being. Some benefits include: assisting with relaxation and sleep, managing inflammation, relieving pain, boosting the immune system, healing skin irritations and decreasing anxiety.


Dream Interpretation

Monday, April 1, 4:00p.m. St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Michelle Marabella, LMHC is a licensed counselor who will discuss dreams and grief. She will look at the spiritual evidence of dreams. The focus will be on dreams as a form of storytelling. Dreams help reconcile our loss and bring about hope and peace for those grieving.


Massage Therapy and Grief

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00p.m. Mount Olivet Cemetery

Liz Schmitt, Director of Spa 400 of Invision Health, and massage therapists, will give a presentation and demonstration on Grief Massage Therapy. Special chairs will be brought in for the presentation. As an added benefit you will have the opportunity to try a neck and shoulder or hand massage from a licensed professional.

Grief massage therapy can be very beneficial for those who have experienced a loss. When you have suffered a loss of a loved one or are grieving over a change in your life, massage can assist in helping you find peace and balance. The body holds on to past trauma, stress and anxiety.  This presentation will help you to understand the benefits of massage during the grieving process. Massage therapy helps to relax the whole person by pinpointing stressors. Experience how grief massage may be helpful to you.

Due to limited space, please call today to reserve a spot.


Anxiety & Grief

Monday, May 20, 4:00p.m. St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Michelle Marabella, LMHC is a licensed counselor who specializes in anxiety disorders. Michelle will discuss anxiety and grief theories, triggers, and symptoms and present coping strategies and techniques.


Healthy Rhythms: Drum Circle with Carolyn Zimmerman

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00p.m. Mount Olivet Cemetery

With a focus on health and wellness, drumming has been shown to be a great way to release pent-up emotions and pain associated with grief. Come and try out some of the newer instruments including the Bajinn! Call 873-6500 for more
information, as well as to reserve a spot.

Please check our website calendar for future “Lecture Series” as well as our grief services schedule throughout the year.