Comfort and Caring Ministry
The Comfort and Caring Ministry reaches out to persons and families who have experienced a loss. This ministry sends out sympathy cards to members of our parish when we learn of a loss. We also provide leaders for the GriefShare program.
Contact:The Parish Nurse, Wendy Bobadilla, 803-413-4797 or 803-788-3252, ext. 327
GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly for 13 weeks to help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life after the loss of a spouse, child, family member, or friend.
It has 3 components:
- Video seminar with experts. Each week you will watch a video seminar featuring experts on grief and recovery.
- Support group discussions with focus. After viewing the video, you and the other members of the group will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week's video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
- Personal study and reflection. During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
Who Should Come.....who should not
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. There are other losses in life that we grieve, like a job loss, divorce, estrangement from a child or loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. Please feel free to contact the Parish Nurse, for help in finding resources when dealing with those kinds of grief.
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained" so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin, and can continue with GriefShare during the next 13-week cycle that it is offered.
Our Current Session of GriefShare begins February 7th and continues to the middle of May. There is a fee of $20 for the class, but if this is a hardship, please contact the parish nurse for assistance.
For other GriefShare groups, please visit www.GriefShare.org