Seasons of Hope Support Group Offerings

Seasons of Hope is a scriptural approach to grief. We are offering trainings for this program four times a year. Please contact Julie Bostick at 314.792.7180 for more information.

Annunciation (Webster Groves)
Mary Hittler,

Incarnate Word (Chesterfield)
Deacon Ron Reuther,

Our Lady of Lourdes (Washington)
Mary Trefney,

St. Ann (Normandy)
Anjanette Smith,

St. Joseph (Cottleville)
Kathy Merrell,

St. Justin Martyr (Sunset Hills)
Mary Wainscott,

St. Mary Magdalen (Brentwood)
Pat Burch,

St. Michael the Archangel (Shrewsbury)
Val Parker,

St. Paul (St. Paul, MO) - Session beginning Jan. 15 and continuing on Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7:30 PM
Mary Hargadine,

Seasons of Hope offers people an opportunity to come together to share in God's love and to explore mourning through Scripture, prayer, reflection activities, and faith sharing.

If you know of other parishes offering grief support, please contact Please note that the following are a list of small groups.  Many parishes also operate grief support phone trees, letter campaigns, and other services.  Check with your parish to see if they offer such a program.

Other Group Offerings

Mary, Queen of Peace, Webster Groves
Unspecified program
676 W Lockwood Ave.
Third Monday of every month, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Contact Mary Zimmerman 314.961.2891

Queen of All Saints, Oakville
Variety of ministries for windows and widowers of all ages
6603 Christopher Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129
Contact the parish office at (314) 846-8207, or Darlene Florek at 314.293.3322 or for help finding the group that is right for you!

Sacred Heart, Valley Park
Parish-specific program
17 Ann Ave, Valley Park, MO 63088
Second Thursday of every month
Contact Jeanice Geis 314.398.7557, or Suzie Henke at 636.343.1131

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Charles
2 Seton Ct.
Journeying Through Grief
Held in March and October

Sts. Joachim and Ann, St. Charles
Parish-specific program
4112 McClay Rd. St. Charles, MO 63304
New session beginning April 4, from 7-9 p.m.
Contact Jeanie Potts 636-939-3428

St. Vincent de Paul, Perryville
Unspecified program
1000 Rosati Ct, Perryville, MO 63775
Second Thursday each month at 7 p.m.
Contact Sr. Delores Schilli

Elizabeth Ministry Life & Loss Institute provides enrichment through its consultations, website, speaker's bureau, conferences, retreats, programs, and trainings.  For more information please visit their website.

 Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs

15 Things to Do in the Midst of Suffering - Jeff Cavins

Suffering is a mystery we all face at some time in our lives. Whether it is physical, emotional, or spiritual, it will test our faith. Internationally known speaker Jeff Cavins shares personal insights he gained through his own physical pain. He shows us how we can join our sufferings with those of Jesus on the cross, bringing renewed meaning to the suffering we experience in our lives.

Making Sense Out Suffering - Dr. Scott Hahn

We all experience suffering at some time in our lives. Our tribulations range from small disappointments to serious tragedies.  Listen as scripture scholar and lay theologian, Dr. Scott Hahn, makes sense out of suffering by drawing from the wisdom and insight of God's Word. He helps us find the meaning of our suffering by showing us how to unite it to the suffering of Christ on the Cross.

Love Hurts: The Truth Behind Redemptive Suffering - Matthew Leonard

In this presentation, Matthew Leonard focuses on the new idea of love proclaimed by Christ and how it gives meaning to human suffering, penance, and ultimately death.


From Grief to Grace by Jeannie Ewing

Article: Dealing-with-the-Loss-of-a-Loved-One

Heaven, the Heart’s Deepest Longing by Peter Kreeft

Annie’s Hope Bereavement Center
provides comprehensive support services for children, teens and their families who are grieving, 314.965.5015,

Project Rachel/Project Joseph offers healing and hope after abortion 314.792-7596

Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach by Kathryn J. Hermes

A Grief Observed by CS Lewis

Turn My Mourning into Dancing: Finding Hope in Hard Times by Henri Nouwen

Mourning a Miscarriage; Miscarriage: A Book for Parents;Pastoral Guide; Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Newborn Loss

Good Morning Ministry

Letters to John Paul: A Mother Discovers God’s Love in Her Suffering Child by Elena Kilner

Grieving with Mary: Finding Comfort and Healing in Devotion to the Mother of God by Mary K. Doyle

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1.800.273.TALK (8255), 24 hours a day

If you would like more information on specific Bereavement resources, please contact Julie Bostick 314-792-7180 or