In our society, support for families frequently ends shortly after the funeral rituals are over. Yet the mourning for the deceased loved one continues well past the first anniversary of that person’s death. Grief is a normal and natural reaction to loss, and it is necessary to the healing process. Living Waters Columbarium is pleased to offer a bereavement process for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Our bereavement process, rooted in the Catholic tradition, conveys God’s consolation through scripture, prayer, reflection and the sharing of our faith. Participants connect with others who are journeying through loss, in a supportive and caring environment, to explore the various facets of grief and the challenges associated to engaging in a new reality following the death of a loved one.
Many grievers attempt to grieve alone. However, grief needs to be shared, and those who grieve need to be reassured that they are not alone in their thoughts, feelings and responses in day to day situations. The support and encouragement of the group enables participants to give voice to their unique journey and take a step toward healing and spiritual growth.
Is This the Right Time?
When should you consider participating in a bereavement process—immediately after the loss or further down the road? While it is recommended to wait at least three months before joining a group process, the ‘right’ time varies from one person to the next, and can be beneficial even a number of years after the loss has occurred. Your decision should be based on readiness rather than time, for each person’s grief journey is unique.
Our fall bereavement process will begin in October. The group will meet Monday evenings over a 7 week period. The group is limited to 10 participants. Registration is free, with donations gratefully accepted at the conclusion of the process.
Please register by October13th.
Contact Monique at 204-488-3977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.