Grief Ministry Program: 7-week series called H.O.P.E. begins April 20th 2017
HOPE (Helping Our Pain Ease)
is a structured series to help adults grieve successfully by accomplishing the four tasks of grieving also utilized by the National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved, Inc. Consider attending if you have lost a loved one due to a sudden, tragic death or from a long term illness, either recently or in the past. Led by a hospice-trained facilitator, the group meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Ave Maria Center) To register, call Annette Bisanz
or Kathy Heinemann
Learn How to Ease the Pain of Grief After the Death of a Loved One.
"Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted".
HOPE (Helping Our Pain Ease) is an adult informative grief support group which helps in processing and learning how to cope with the death of a loved one, either recently or in the distant past. Led by a hospice-trained facilitator, the 7-week series meets on the Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Ave Maria Parish Life Center in the St. Francis Room. Four 7-week sessions are offered each year. Next session starts April 20th 2017. Please contact Annette Bisanz at
The weekly grief support meetings are for follow up of the HOPE Classes or a bridge available to you until you can attend the HOPE Classes. We recommend that all who are grieving participate in the HOPE program because it teaches the grief process. This is necessary in addition to participating in the support groups.
It takes an average of two years to grieve and we do not want anyone to be alone in their grief. The Catholic Community of St. Laurence is here to support you.
Contact Annette Bisanz at 281-980-1449.