Wellness and Compassion


The ministry offers those who are suffering the death of a loved one the ability to start the process of healing in a confidential structured support group.  The program consists of eight weekly sessions and includes guidance from trained Diocesan facilitators consisting of discussion and sharing, handouts and most importantly the time to begin or further their journey of grief. In addition, each facilitator and all participants bring with them their own life experiences in dealing with the death of a loved one.  The program explores the stages of grief, the emotions involved and our ability to heal in both a physical and spiritual way.  If you are struggling with your feelings, finding it difficult to cope and feel maybe you are a little overwhelmed, “Journey Through Grief” offers participants a small respite from the difficulty that death can bring.  The program is offered twice a year in the Fall and Spring. The parish also offers an ongoing group after completing the initial sessions.  Please feel free to contact the facilitators listed on the website for additional information on either program.

The upcoming program will begin on April 4, 2016 and run for 8 consecutive weeks.  It will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church, Mary House, on Old Allerton Road in Annandale, NJ. Program times are from 7PM - 9PM every Monday night.

For information, please contact Christopher Seitz at (908) 627-3210.

Employment Circle

Since its inception in 2008, the Unemployment Support Group Ministry has successfully helped many unemployed, in transition members and referrals obtain employment. Job seekers from both Immaculate Conception and our surrounding sister parishes have found meaningful employment through the encouragement and support of our members and volunteers in this faith based ministry.  We are pleased to announce that the ministry is now taking on a new face and a new name, broadening its scope into a full circle networking group that we hope will attract both job seekers and talent seekers through onsite events and online connections. We will also host learning workshops focused on helping job seekers upgrade their skills, perfect their resume, and effectively market themselves in today's competitive job search environment. We are seeking additional volunteers to assist in presenting the workshops, conduct discussion groups, or share your knowledge and experience.   The ICC Employment Circle officially launched in late May 2011 and is attracting both job seekers and talent seekers. As a faith based ministry, we encourage prayer, networking and mutual support. We welcome contacts from either talent seekers or those who know of employment opportunities, as well as those seeking employment.

We meet on the third Saturday of each month (except holiday weekends) in the Upper Room – Upstairs in the church.For more information, or if you're interested in volunteering, please contact Michael Szalecki at or 908-268-6732.

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