St. Joseph's Renewal Center

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Holiday Help for the Bereaved

We are all confronted with loss and grief as the family gathers to celebrate the holidays.  Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.  The purpose of this program is to give the bereaved alternate ways of celebrating, remembering and practicing self-care.  Because of busy schedules, we are offering this experience twice for your convenience.  The same program will be given on each of these two days:

Time and Dates are as follows:

Wednesday, November 8th from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Sunday, November 12th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Offering:  $20.00 includes materials



The evening is for all who experience loss particularly of a partner on so secular a day in the year.  Because of the meaning of Valentine's Day, it is important to gather to celebrate our loved ones.  Helpful strategies for coping with all that has been lost while celebrating all that has been given and shared will be the focus.

Wednesday, February 7th from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Offering: $15.00


Preparing to Celebrate Mother/Father's Day

We will focus on how to cope with the loss of a mother/father or a child while everyone else is celebrating thejoys.  Emphasis will be placed on taking care of one's self during this time and building on a memory that is cherished.

Wednesday, April 18th from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Offering: $15.00

The Facilitator for these programs is Margie Demstock, MS, LMHC