Grief Support

I will turn their mourning into joy; I will console and gladden them after their sorrows 

Jeremiah 31:13

We use the GriefShare program, a special, lay-led weekly seminar and support group that embraces a biblical, Christ-centered approach to grief (

Please join us for help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. We provide a safe and loving environment to encourage sharing and exchanging of concerns and feelings, as you feel comfortable.

This group is open to all grieving people in our community, regardless of religious affiliation. Please pass the information along to anyone you know who might need it. People may join the group at any point.

The meetings are held from 3:30-5:00pm on Tuesdays in Mother Teresa Hall, 125 Union Street SE. We begin promptly at 3:30pm so that we may close at 5:00pm to allow those in attendance to attend 5:30pm Mass if they so choose.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 6 – Loss of Spouse (this program addresses those people who have experienced the death of a spouse).

Beginning Tuesday, September, we begin the regular 13-week GriefShare program

The workbook fee is $20 and scholarships are available. The registration form is available at the St. Mary Parish Office.

Please contact Karen Van Deren at for additional information or with questions and to register.