Support for the Grieving
Each day can be a lonely, difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Know that you are never alone. Your St. Francis Parish Community walks with you through this journey. Men and women who have lost loved ones and know how you feel are available to companion you on this journey.
To find out what resources are available here to support you, contact Janene Ternes jlternes [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or at 821-2122.
Life after Loss ~ Celebrating the Holidays a New Way
Wednesday, December 7
7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Chapel
Come and join us for some practical ideas and spiritual support for acknowledging them in a new way.
Life is full of losses and letting go. Whether we have experienced the loss of loved ones through death, divorce or separation, the loss of employment, or our health or abilities as we age, our Christian faith calls us to healing and acceptance. This healing has its own timetable, yet at the holidays we receive a message that we must be happy. When we don’t feel this sense of joy, we can feel conflicted, isolated, or just plain overwhelmed.
The holidays will be here before we know it. Emphasis will be on discerning God’s direction for your celebration of the holidays this year and how you might modify your practices to match your energy level, finances and current situation. Through practical tips, prayer and introspection you will create your own plan for holiday celebrations which can serve to connect you more deeply with God and loved ones.
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