Bereavement

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, mhittl@sbcglobal.net

314.277.5116

 

Incarnate Word (Chesterfield)

Deacon Ron Reuther, deaconronreuther@yahoo.com

636.675.1364

 

Our Lady of Lourdes (Washington)

Mary Trefney, marytrefney@sbcglobal.net

810.523.9878

 

St. Ann (Normandy)

Anjanette Smith, anjanette20smith@gmail.com

314.651.9282

 

St. Joseph (Cottleville)

Kathy Merrell, kathy_merrell@yahoo.com

636.441.0569

 

St. Justin Martyr (Sunset Hills)

Mary Wainscott, mary@wainscott.org

314.842.1230


St. Mary Magdalen (Brentwood)

Pat Burch, pat_stj@hotmail.com

314.604.7848


St. Michael the Archangel (Shrewsbury)

Val Parker, val_parker@sbcglobal.net


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

Mary Hargadine, maryahargadine@gmail.com

314.378.3217

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 JulieBostick@archstl.org. 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 florek66dm@yahoo.com 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

 

St. Richard, St. Louis

No One Cries the Wrong Way by Father Joe Kempf

11223 Schuetz Rd. St. Louis, MO 63146

Thursday Evenings beginning September 14, 2017

Contact Deacon Ron 636-675-1364, deaconronreuthery@yahoo.com for information.

 

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 delores@svdepaul.org


Resources
 

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, www.annieshope.org

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 juliebostick@archstl.org.