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GriefShare Bereavement Group

Posted on January 22, 2024 in: General News

GriefShare Bereavement Group

Support and Encouragement for your Grief Journey

Understanding is the first step to healing.  After the funeral, when all the activities are over, others return to their normal lives.  But personal grief continues and most people don’t know what to do next.  Often our family and friends want to help but unless they have experienced it, they are at a loss.  That’s the reason for our group – to reach out to help parishioners who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, father, mother, sibling or just a really good friend cope with their pain. 

Our group is led by members of the parish who have personally experienced grief and are rebuilding their lives. We are all in different stages of our loss, but just being with others in the same situation can be very supporting and uplifting

Our group starts and ends with prayer and we discuss what is happening in their lives and offer companionship and caring – at all times respecting everyone and observing strict confidentiality during the meetings. 

Most people come for a while and when they feel ready to move on with their lives, they cease coming to the meetings – which is our goal – to enable people to live with their loss. We welcome anyone to come and also to become involved in the group.

This program is presented for 11 weeks beginning February 21 through May 1.  All gatherings will be held in Room 225 in the Parish Meeting Rooms and start at 9:30 am and end at 11:30 am. This helpful program is parish sponsored and includes a participant manual.

To register, please complete the online registration.  If there are any questions, there are brochures available in the Narthex in the back of church. You can also email either Lily at Lily.Landy@gmail.com or call her at 314-330-7488 or Jeanice ( link to jeanice.geis@yahoo.com) or call her at 314-398-7557 or Joyce at jmhwilton@sbcglobal.net or call her at 314-541-7479.