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Seasons of Hope - Bereavement Support Group

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The loss of a loved one is a time of deep sorrow in life, and grief is expressed in many ways.  Seasons of Hope is a faith-based healing program for those who have suffered such a loss. To begin healing does not mean forgetting -- our loved ones will be remembered forever. We can however, deepen our spirituality and faith by reflecting and sharing while being guided toward a path of healing. Our hope will be strengthened in the sure knowledge that one day we all will be reunited with our loved ones. 

Seasons of Hope is a six-session bereavement support group designed to help participants navigate the grieving process. Weekly sessions present a faith-based topic and include discussion, prayer, personal reflection and Scripture. There is no obligation to share, and all sharing is held in confidence within the group. Seasons of Hope is facilitated by experienced, caring adults who are familiar with the grief process. 

It is suggested that participants allow 3 to 6 months from the time of loss before attending. 

Sessions will take place at St. Francis Xavier Church, located at 124 N. Spring Avenue, La Grange, IL. We will meet in the Parish Rectory - Courtyard Room. 

The Winter Sessions will take place on Saturdays (after the 9 am Mass), at 9:45 am on January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16. Sessions last approximately one hour.

To Registration Online: Click Here

To Register by Phone:   708-352-0168.

Seasons of Hope is co-sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. John of the Cross Parish in Western Springs.  All who are grieving the loss of a loved one are welcome.  Contact Flo Christiano at 630-710-6206 with questions.

‘Grief only exists where love lived first.” 
Franchesca Cox 

Disclaimer: Seasons of Hope support groups are not intended to provide or replace professional counseling or individual therapy.