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Category: General “Grieving with Great Hope” [Holy Family Parish, Caledonia, MI]

Thu, 9/27

Holy Family Parish will be hosting - “Grieving with Great Hope” a 6 week grief support workshop series at Holy Family Parish.

This support group at Holy Family is for parishioners just like you to help you after the loss of your loved one. "Grieving with Great HOPE" is a five week grief support series that offers a prayerful, practical and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, another family member or a friend, you are encouraged to attend. This group combines the Catholic faith with practical learning and personal fellowship. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Grieving with Great Hope is presented by Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement apostolate founded by John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy. Both have been through their own valley of grief, and in this workshop offer personal and professional insight on what can help as you journey through yours. Their website has many testimonials from people just like you who have been touched by loss, but have come to understand what it means to grieve with great hope. The workshop presentations will be given in DVD format, and then there is time for prayer and supportive discussion led by a trained facilitator. "Grieving with Great Hope” beautifully combines practical wisdom, personal sharing, and meaningful ritual that together point people back to Christ for healing of their hearts. Presenters include Fr. Mike Verschaeve, Fr. Joe Dailey, Fr. John Riccardo, as well as John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy.

For more details visit:, or contact Christine Shafer in the parish office.

This program has helped hundreds of people mourn the loss of a loved one. We are delighted to bring this workshop to our parish and hope and pray you will consider attending it.

Grieving with Great Hope

When: six Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Holy Family Church, 9669 Kraft Ave SE, Caledonia, MI

Registration: Contact Christine in the parish office to register, or see the form on the ministry cart or our website. Please pre-register for childcare.

Cost: There is a $15 registration fee to cover the cost of the participant guide; if a financial burden, assistance is available.

We will repeat this workshop in Nov/Dec for 6 weeks, as well as Feb/March, and April/May if the September series conflicts with your schedule.

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