Loss is a normal part of life… and grief is the normal human response to a loved one’s death. St. David the King invites you to a four-week overview of “Loss and Grief” and how it changes lives. Each session will address specific aspects of loss and how to slowly integrate the loss you have experienced, and the grief that comes with it, into your life. No pre-work or reading is required. The sessions are very conversational.
Both daytime and evening sessions will be held at St. David the King:
Daytime: Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6 at 10:00 to 11:15 am
Evening: Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6 at 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Registration is required as seating is limited. For more information, please email Al Martella at firstname.lastname@example.org OR leave a message at 609.785.1118 (Google Voice).
A past participant wrote: “I had no idea what to expect from this group, but even after the first night I knew I was on the right path…with the right people. I am already comforted and know I am among friends. God is certainly in that room with us all.”
To read an article from the Trenton Monitor on “Working through Loss: How Parish Bereavement Ministries Assist with the Grieving Process,” click on this link. The article includes quotes from Nanci Bachman and Al Martella who facilitate the Loss and Grief sessions at St. David the King.
For all who have lost a loved one, we pray:
Jesus, you said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Lord, for those who are mourning, please send them your comfort now. Wrap your arms around them and hold them tight. Send angels of mercy to them.. Shower them comfort. Lift them up and give them hope once more. Help them to believe that tomorrow will be better and the next day will be easier. Amen.