Grief Care Support Group | A New Ministry at Mary Our Queen
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4
Grief Care is a seven-week program led by parish volunteers who have or are currently experiencing their own grief journey. The group will meet for seven consecutive weeks on Monday evenings. If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please register or contact us through the form below.
7-week journey on Monday Evenings | August 28 to October 16, 2023 (excluding Sept. 4, Labor Day)
7 pm to 8:30 pm | The Cenacle Conference Room (upstairs in Trinity Building)
Week 1: Introduction and Overview
Week 2: Beginning to accept the reality of loss
Week 3: Experiencing the pain of grief
Week 4: Adjusting to the environment without your loved one
Week 5: Reconciling grief with your daily life
Week 6: Journeying toward a new normal
Week 7: Moving toward closure
Believing that grief is a natural response to loss and a necessary process in adjusting to change, we endeavor to support the bereaved in their mourning. Support Groups strive to facilitate:
- Expression of Emotion and Thought about loss, including sadness, pain anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, solation confusion or numbness.
- Challenges that often follow a loss can include: disorganization tiredness, trouble concentrating, sleep deprivation, vivid dreams and changes in appetite.