“Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11: 25 – 26
Grief is a normal and healthy response to a loss. Grief is a cluster of physical symptoms, intense feelings, unusual behaviors, and strange thoughts that occur as one mourns. Grieving is a process of intentional work engaged in by the bereaved person. This grief work consists in the accomplishment of certain grief tasks that require considerable effort on the part of the bereaved and the presence of caring others.
Perhaps you have heard the expression “joy shared is joy increased.” In the same way, we feel that grief shared is often grief diminished. A support group allows for a release, a sharing, and an understanding of the emotional anxiety that we feel.
A Bereavement Monthly Group strives to provide hope and personal support for individuals and families while they adapt to loss. This support group is not therapy; nor is it a cure-all. It is a mutual help group with guidance by a trained facilitator. The group accompanies the griever on the journey from grief to healing. Our group meets at Sacred Heart on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Our meeting is held in the Hospitality Room from 1:30 to 3:00. Bring a friend!
Our Stephen Ministers offer one on one meetings for those who choose this option.