Phone: 203 742-1450
Fairfield County Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Bridgeport

Catholic Cemeteries offers free daily faith-based grief messages.

…These reflections help me get through some days.”      “…I look forward to my daily message.

Every day at 7:30 am, our ‘Healing Journey’ message is either posted here or sent out via email. Our messages offer a soothing and unique perspective, many have found helpful for moving through the various stages of grief.

Our focus is on the humanity of those who are grieving and their stories, and not on an abstract concept of grief. We want to connect with people to let them know there is support available for them. Since we believe faith is a critical part of the discussion, we want people to understand God is with them on their journey — whether or not they can see his presence.”

Our Healing Journey messages are sent to families who have buried loved ones, to help support them. This is a free service for anyone who wants to receive it … and it’s not just for Catholics. The Healing Journey daily messages gives everyone an opportunity to reconnect with the community and realize they are not alone.

According to the Director of Bereavement, Carolyn Killian, the messages are not only for the newly bereaved but also for those who have been struggling a year or many years after the loss of a loved one said. Dealing with bereavement is especially difficult following the COVID pandemic, which isolated families and faith communities, and often made them feel they could no longer rely on traditional institutions to provide relief in a time of personal crisis.

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About Catholic Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries is a ministry of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Our cemeteries serve all faiths and offer many services and options at its nine active (space is available) cemeteries in Fairfield County. We also offer private estate lots to accommodate current and future generations of the family, special plots on which to construct family mausoleums, entombment in community mausoleums, and memorial design services. In addition, cremated remains (cremains) can be placed in an urn and buried in family plots or placed in a mausoleum or columbarium niche space for the reverent disposition that the Church desires.