Local GriefShare Support Group

Holy Family Offers Grief Support Program

Holy Family Circle of Care will offer a new session of GriefShare beginning Thursday, February 4, 2021.  GriefShare offers help and encouragement to those who have experienced the death of their spouse, life partner, child, family member, or friend.

GriefShare meets for 13 weeks, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 County Highway J, Woodruff. The last meeting is scheduled for April 29. There is a one-time fee of $35 for the course book.

GriefShare is a non-denominational support group and is held in a warm, caring environment. Each class includes Biblical concepts for healing, perspectives from leading grief recovery experts, small group discussion, journaling and personal study exercises, and above all, healing and hope! All are welcome.

We will convene in the Parish Hall where social distancing will be observed. Facial coverings are required. For more information and to register, contact Holly Dionne (Ext. 168) or Lyn (Ext. 155) at (715) 356-6284.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays Seminar

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Holy Family Catholic Church will be hosting two seminars. The first non-denominational seminar will be held prior to Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The second seminar will be held before the Christmas holidays on Saturday, December 12th from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Both sessions will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 County Highway J, Woodruff in the Parish Hall.  Pre-registration is encouraged at least one week prior to the seminar date. The cost is $5.00 to cover the cost of the Survival Guide that accompanies the seminar. Child care is not available.

The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. These people share honestly on these issues: 

  • Being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes 
  • How to handle holiday parties and invitations 
  • How to survive potentially awkward moments with other people 
  • Where to find comfort, strength, and hope in a seemingly hopeless time 

Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season. 

Social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required.

For more information and to register, call Holly (Extension 168) or Lyn (Extension 155) at 715-356-6284.