There is no time limit to grieving. Grief is an emotional trauma which may require therapeutic attention and knowledge.
“So whether it’s been 2 months or 10 years since the loss of a loved one, all are welcome to join in learning how to adjust and cope with the loss. Your experience of grief will create a changed you, a you that has not only survived but who has learned to thrive again in a new way.”
Dr. Marcie Moran
Retreats offer an educational and experiential program for coping with a death of a loved one.
Children’s Grief Programs
Children react differently to loss than adults and it is important to realize that they are grieving a loss as well. Our Children’s Grief Programs are designed for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
(On going throughout the year)
GriefShare is a world wide Christian grief program for adults . It combines educational videos, a personal workbook to keep and group discussion. It blends professional education with time for small group sharing and reflection. It is a well researched and a well thought out program.
The Lourdes Center is honored to host and facilitate St. Joseph Cathedral’s GriefShare program.
The Lourdes Center will present the video portion in a larger group format then allow for smaller breakout discussion groups according to the participants particular loss such as loss of a spouse; a child; a parent/sibling etc. The overall cost of the group is free with a free will offering available. Each personal workbook cost $15 with scholarships available if needed.
2022 GriefShare Programs:
February 1-April 12, 2022
September 6-November 15, 2022
When a crisis, sudden loss or tragedy hits your community it can be overwhelming. It you or someone you know is struggling, the Lourdes Center crisis response team can help.
Other Services Available
- Individual, Adult, Children & Family Counseling
- Recovery Teams and Support Services
- Consultations and Assessments
- Crisis Response
- Seminars and Educational Programs & Activities (Abortion, Chronic Illness, Divorce, etc)
- Grief Library
- Special Memorial Events