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Seasons of Hope: Journeying with Our Grief
A Support Group for the Bereaved
Contact Sister Katie Mitchell FSPA, sisterkatie@stmaryevanston.org
Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered support group for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Our time together offers you:
 
• Friends in Christ to share your journey of sorrow.
• An attempt to help you to figure out the meaning of your grief.
• Comfort in the teachings of Christ.
• New ways of coping with your grief.
 
Remember, you do not need to feel like you are alone.

 

 

SpringSeason 4 begins Monday, January 9, 2017

Please know that if you feel the need for support at any time, especially during the interim between sessions, you may call our Parish Office and speak to Sister Katie, Dianne Fox or one of our priests.

Jesus assured us that those who mourn are blessed, and that they shall be comforted. Seasons of Hope offers the bereaved an opportunity to come together to share in God’s love. With the support of the faith community, we can give voice to our unique journeys of grief and find healing and spiritual growth. Seasons of Hope sessions help us explore mourning through scripture, prayer, reflection activities and faith sharing.

Seasons of Hope is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions, and practices of the Catholic Church.

Each year, many families face the loss of loved ones who are members of the parish. Our Catholic tradition provides funeral support and now Seasons of Hope can carry that caring spirit into the difficult period that follows when grief can overwhelm. It also serves those who mourn loved ones from outside our parish community. They too may feel isolated, empty, and broken-hearted.

 

For those searching for hope, a Seasons of Hope group is a nurturing link to the Church, the our loving God, and other people of faith who are also mourning.

Our Saint Mary Parish Seasons of Hope meets for six consecutive weeks. Anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend and invited to bring a guest. 

All are welcome.
 
 

 

We look forward to journeying with you on this path toward healing.