Grief can be good when we allow ourselves to move beyond loss to healing and growth
- Society often sends signals telling us that we have to "get over it"
- Employers give only a few days off to deal with the death of a loved one
- If we are sad for longer than a month, friends, and relatives think that we are depressed.
So.... We put up a brave front and hide our grief and leave it unattended. Thus, we are kept from effectively dealing with the loss we have experienced. However, the bravest thing we can do is reach out for help.
To Find ways to get help, St. Thomas the Apostle Church Bereavement Ministry is hosting a presentation entitled "GOOD GRIEF" . This informative session will be held on April, 11 2018 from 6:30pm-9:00pm in St. Thomas Church Hall.
Chaplain Geri Cappanbianca, MA, LPC, BCC of St. Mary's Hospital and author of the book "Memoirs of a Hospital Chaplain, I Stan Near the Door" , will be our main speaker. Chaplain Geri "...Focuses on finding peace and joy in the mist of life's major transitions." She will speak about the symptoms and process of grief and offer suggestions for recovery. She will also address questions from attendees.
The Evening is open to the public and free of charge. In addition to those who have been bereaved, the evening is appropriate for caregivers of the sick and terminally ill and those wishing to reach out to someone stricken with grief.
Please call St. Thomas Parish Office (203-888-2382). If you are planning to attend. Although pre-registration is not required, it is helpful in providing enough space and refreshments for the evening.