Resources

End of Life
 

  • Care at the End of Life, Resource Notebook, Prepared by and available from The Office of Health Care Ministry, 617-789-2457.
  • Lessons from the School of Suffering, A Young Priest With Cancer Teaches Us How to LiveRev. Jim Willig with Tammy Bundy,c. 2000, by Jim Willig and Tammy Bundy, St. Anthony Messenger Press.
  • Personal Planner for Prayer at the Time of and Following My Death, Marguerite Heenehan, c. 2003, The Catholic Cemetery Association, Inc., 175 Broadway, Malden, MA.
  • Rites of the Sick, c.1995 Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL.
  • Harvest Us Home, Good News as We AgeRea McDonnell, SSND, Rachel Callahan, CSC, c. 2000, Congregation of the Holy Cross and School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Anthony Messenger Press.
  • Handbook for Ministers of Care, Second Edition, Genevieve Glen, OSB, Marilyn Kofler, SP, Kevin O’Connor, c. 1997, Archdiocese of Chicago, , Liturgy Training Publications, 1800 No. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60622-1101.

 
 
Books of Prayer
 

  • Catholic Prayers, c. 2002, LTP, Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Prayers During the Night, c. 2003, Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL.
  • Prayers for Later Years, c. 1996, LTP, Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
  • Prayers in Times of Crisis, c. 2003, Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL.
  • Prayers of the Sick, c.1995 Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL.
  • Prayers of Those Who Mourn, c. 1995, Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL.
  • Prayers With the Dying, c. 1997, Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL.

 
 
Death
 

  • Console One Another, A Guide for Christian Funerals, Terence P. Curley,c. 1993, Sheed and Ward, Kansas City, MO, available from Andrew Lane, Peabody, MA.
  • The Death of a Christian: The Order of Christian Funerals, Revised Edition, Richard Rutherford and Tony Barr,1990, by the Order of St. Benedict Inc., Collegeville, Minnesota.
  • The Catholic Cemetery, A Place of Prayer, Remembrance and Peace, Marguerite Heenehan, c. 2000, rev. 2001, The Catholic Cemetery Association, Archdiocese of Boston, Inc.
  • The Catholic Cemetery, A Sacred Place, Marguerite Heenehan, c. 1999, rev. 2001, The Catholic Cemetery Association, Archdiocese of Boston, Inc.
  • Through Death to Life, Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, In.
  • Facing Death Together, Parish Funerals, Margaret Smith, c. 1998, Archdiocese of Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications.
  • Death, A Sourcebook about Christian Death, Compiled by Viriginia Sloyan, c.1989, Archdiocese of Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, IL.
  •  Built of Living Stones, Art, Architecture, and Worship, Guidelines of the National Conference of Catholic Bishopsc. 2000, United States Catholic Conference, Inc., Washington, DC., ISBN 1-57455-408-5.
  • Grant Us Peace, c. 1991, 2002, Archdiocese of Chicago, LTP, Chicago, IL
  • Catholic Update (C1097), “Cremation, New Options for Catholics”, by Fran Helner, c. 1997, St. Anthony messenger Press, 1615 Republic St., Cincinnati, OH, 45210.

 
 
After the Funeral
 

  • After The Funeral (Book for Children), c. Jane Loretta Winsch, 1995, available from Paulist Press, New York and Mahwah, NJ
  • Your Grieving Child, Answers to Questions on Death and Dying, Bill Dodds, c. 2001, Bill Dodds, published by Our Sunday Visitor, Inc, Huntington, In.
  • Healing the Broken–Hearted, Consoling the Grief-Stricken, T. P. Curley, D. Min., c. 1995, Alba House, N.Y., available from Andrew Lane, Peabody, MA
  • Catholic Update, (CU 0683), “Overcoming Grief: Ten Suggestions”, by Arnaldo Pangrazzi, c. 1983, St. Anthony messenger Press, 1615 Republic St., Cincinnati, OH, 45210,
  • Six Steps for Managing Loss, A Catholic Guide Through Grief, Curley, D. Min., c. 1998, Alba House, NY.

 
 
The following is a list of organizations which can be accessed for support or for literature pertaining to the loss of an infant or child and in some cases other types of loss. Some of these have web addresses as well as telephone numbers and street addresses
 

  • American Psychiatric Association, 1400 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 682-0850. Provides referral information about Licensed Psychiatrists in your area – http://www.psych.org.
  • American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5500, 1-800-964-2000. Will use your zip code to locate and connect you with referral system in your area (US and Canada).
  • Centering Corporation, P. O. Box 4600, Omaha, NE, 68104, (402) 553-1200, Fax (402) 553-0507. Sells literature on death, dying, and coping with bereavement issues, including infant loss, divorce, illness, disability, death of children, adults, pets. Catalog available by request.
  • Compassion Books, 477 Hannah Branch Rd., Burnsville, NC 28714, (828) 675-5909, Fax: (828) 675-9687. Over 400 resources to help children and adults through serious illness, death, loss, grief and bereavement.
  • The Compassionate Friends, Inc., National Headquarters, PO Box 3696, Oak Brook IL 60522-3696, (630) 990-0010, Fax: (630) 990-0246, toll free 1-877-969-0010. A self-help organization of bereaved parents with many local chapters. For families who have had a child of any age die from any cause.
  • Grief Recovery Help Line, (800) 445-4808. A public service of the Grief Recovery Institute Foundation, the hotline is free of charge and provides personal help with loss and grief of all kinds.
  • Pen Parents, Inc., PO Box 8738, Reno, NV 89507-8738, (702) 826-7332, Fax: (702) 829-0866, e-mail: PenParents@aol.com. A correspondence network for parents who have suffered the tragedy of pregnancy loss or the death of a child. A good resource for professionals too.
  • S.H.A.R.E. (National Office), St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO 63301-2893, (800) 821-6819, (314) 947-7486. Offers support to families who have had a miscarriage, still birth or infant death. Provides a newsletter, network of worldwide support groups, literature and referrals.