Coping With Life Alone

June 19, 2021
 Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY

   This one-day retreat will help those grieving adults, who are still in the early stages of their loss, to deal with the natural grief process. It offers an opportunity, through God, for moving into the future with renewed hope. 

  Check-in begins at 8:30 am with coffee and light refreshments.
  The program runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  Cost is $50, which includes lunch and all materials. 

Use our online Registration Form to enroll.

   For questions email: beofrochester@gmail.com or call our information line at
  (585) 987-1750.

Registrations are limited to 12 participants. 
Wearing masks for the unvaccinated and CDC COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be enforced at the retreat for everyone's safety. 


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Beginning Experience Weekend 

Date: October 8-10, 2021
Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, NY

       The BE Weekend is designed to be a “Real Awakening”. It is a powerful experience of hope and moving on to the next stage of life. The Weekend is filled with your personal reflection. The dialogue is in small confidential groups, which are warm and supportive and tend toward a genuine community and real fellowship. You can anticipate a quiet, peaceful and reflective Weekend. The leaders of the program and groups are divorced or widowed individuals who have attended the Weekend program as a participant in the past. The Weekend is designed to be a time of closure on the past and a new beginning in the present. 
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​Check-in begins at 6 pm on Friday and the weekend concludes with mass around 3 pm on Sunday. Cost is $200 (shared room) or $245 (single room). Cost includes lodging, all meals and materials.

     Use our online Registration Form to enroll.

     For questions email: beofrochester@gmail.com or call our information line at
    (585) 987-1750.

Wearing masks for the unvaccinated and CDC COVID-19 social distancing guidelines will be enforced at the retreat for everyone's safety. 

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Rebuilding Support Group

Wednesdays 7-9pm
July 21-September 22, 2021
Meets virtually through ZOOM


     This 10-week hope and healing program for the widowed, separated and divorced follows the book, “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends” by Dr. Bruce Fisher and the accompanying workbook. Participants can receive hope,               encouragement and support from one another knowing they are not alone in their grief journey. 

Cost is $40 which does not include the book and workbook. They can be purchased online. You do not have to have a Zoom account to participate.
The meeting link should work in any browser.

Use our online Registration Form to enroll.

For questions email: beofrochester@gmail.com or call our information line at
   (585) 987-1750.


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Upcoming Programs
Father John celebrating Mass August 15, 2009

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Rev John Glogowski: March 11, 1935 - April 25, 2010
Father John will be deeply missed for all that he did for
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Beginning Experience of Rochester NY
Serving the widowed, separated and divorced