September 25, 2020

The Lazarus Bereavement Support Program at St. Rosalie’s Church

We have all suffered the loss of someone near and very dear to us. It may have been a spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend. Often our grief can be so devastating that we may feel completely lost and alone.

The Lazarus Bereavement Support Program is a nine-week program in which healing can begin. It provides members with an opportunity to understand grief in a way that rebuilds our identity and strengthens our faith in ourselves and in our Lord. Now in its sixth year, the Lazarus Bereavement Support Program helps members to understand that grief is experienced in each person differently,
and that it often takes a very long time for the pain to heal. Participants wi1l learn strategies for dealing with grief, and will receive (and give) valuable group support and fellowship throughout the healing process.

Anyone who has experienced grief will be enriched by attending. The Lazarus Bereavement Support Program at St. Rosalie’s Church will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the Parish Center, beginning October 20, 2020, for nine sessions.

We invite all interested parties to call the Parish Center at ( 631) 728-9461.

Please register now before the maximum enrollment is reached. There are no fees
or expenses to participate. This is a Church-sponsored opportunity to heal.

Lazarus Bereavement Group Schedule and Topics

October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17
November 24
December 1
December 15
December 22

Accepting the Reality of Loss
Accepting the Reality of Feeling
Experiencing the Pain of Grief
Loneliness vs Aloneness
Adjusting to a New Environment
Hope: From Survival to Growth
Emotional Relocation
Establishing a New Identity
Moving Toward Closure
Prayer Service for Our Loved Ones

Text: The New Day Journal: A Journey from Grief to Healing Versa Press
Handouts: Distributed at the first group session.

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