Grief Support Groups

Information about our grief support groups for adults and children

Seasons of Hope: Grief Support for Adults

Come and be comforted

  • Are you looking for friends in Christ to share your journey of sorrow?
  • Have you been trying to figure out the meaninig of your grief?
  • Have you wanted to get on with your life but haven't been able to?

Our Lord assured us that those who mourn are blessed, and that they shall be comforted. Seasons of Hope offers the bereaved an opportunity to come together to share God's love. With the support of the faith community, we can give voice to our unique journeys of grieft and find healing and spiritual growth. Seasons of Hope sessions help us explore mourning through scripture, prayer, reflection activities and faith sharing.

Seasons of Hope meets for six consecutive weeks. Any parishioner who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend and invited to bring a guest.

Please contact Mary Ellen Kenney at 651.437.4254, ext. 227 or for more information about the next session of Seasons of Hope.

Rainbows: Grief Support for Children

When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected.  Even though death, divorce, deployment or other type of loss issues appear to be only grown-up problems, they do have a profound effect on the children and teens that are touched by these experiences.  When a painful loss happens in a family, not only do the adults grieve, but the children/teens do also.  Because of their age, their development stage, and short life experience, these youth may find it extremely difficult to verbalize their feelings of grief.

Our grief support group, Rainbows, provides sensitive, caring, trained adults who have said “yes” to helping children/teens put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.

If your child is struggling through a painful experience, this will be an opportunity for him/her to share with a confidential small group of peers who will experience together what is happening on the inside.  We invite you to discuss this opportunity with your child/teen. 

This is an non-denominational program and there is no cost to participate.

For more information about Rainbows, contact Jill Skaife at 651.437.4254, ext. 225 or




For more information about Seasons of Hope contact:
Mary Ellen Kenney
Sacramental Director
651.437.4254, ext. 227