Support Groups

Holy Child Parish, Runnemede, grief support group, Tuesdays, beginning March 5 through April 23 (8 weeks) from 6-7:30 p.m., in the parish office building between St. Theresa school and church. Call or email Dawn for info: 609-405-2745, dawn_heister@yahoo.com

“Mourning Journey,” a grief support group, will resume it’s spring session on Thursday, March 14.  This group is open to any adult who is grieving/mourning the loss of a loved one, whether it is recent or not. Three compassionate  diocesan certified ladies facilitate the group which runs approximately 10 weeks on consecutive Thursday evenings.  It is sponsored by the Parish of All Saints, Millville.  We will meet in the Spiritual Center at 7 until 8:30 p.m.  One does not need to be Catholic to participate, so spread the word to someone whom might benefit from this program.  Those who have participated in the past have indicated that it has been very beneficial to them.  Having the opportunity to share one’s grief, mourning, thoughts, tears, and even laughter with others who are going through a similar situation is very therapeutic.  We distribute a textbook and journal to all participants, free of charge, written by the well respected expert on the subject of grief and mourning Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.  Space is limited to 10 persons.  To register or for more information, contact Ellen at 856-825-8195 or the parish rectory at 856-825-0021.

Divorce and Beyond helps those already divorced or who have filed for divorce to understand the processes and emotions of divorce and annulment, and offers hope through pathways to growth, will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 176 Stagecoach Road, Sicklerville, 12 Wednesday sessions, from 7-9 p.m., starting March 13. Contact: Charlotte at charlottemary12@yahoo.com

Bereavement Support Group, St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, on Mondays at 7 p.m., through Feb. 25, in the Faith Formation Center, 100 Lees Ave., Collingswood. (Entrance at the back of the building). Group is open to all adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will be facilitated by Jill Viggiano. Contact the parish office to register, 856-858-0298, or come in and see if the group works for you.

Church of the Incarnation, Mantua offers Peer Support for anyone affected by drug addiction. Meets every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at The Church of Incarnation, Mantua, NJ. All are welcome to attend. Additional information, 609-617-9959.

Bereavement meetings for widows and widowers, every Monday, 7 p.m., Resurrection Catholic School, Cherry Hill. For more information call Teresa Gizzie, 856-931-1633, leave message if no answer; or Sharon, 856-854-7540.

Grief Support Group sponsored by St. Joachim’s Comfort in Grief Ministry for all adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one through death. Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m., St. Anne Rectory, 213 Woodbine Avenue, Westville. Sessions are free (small cost for companion books). For information or to register, contact Barbara Haus, 856-931-8843.

DivorceCare, weekly seminar and support group for separated or divorced persons, Queen of Heaven Convent, Cherry Hill, Mondays, 6-8 p.m., $20 fee for workbook. To register contact Alyse Stiles-Gick, tchralyse@comcast.net or Pat Slater, 856-667-2440 x327.

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