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Grief Education and Bereavement Support Groups

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Saint Anne's Hospital

795 Middle Street

Fall River, MA 02721

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This drop-in series is sponsored by Saint Anne’s Hospital Office of Spiritual Care. Held September through June, the group invites those who have lost a loved one to share and explore feelings and learn ways to accept and cope with grief and loss. Groups are facilitated by Sr. Judith Costa, SSD, MDiv, DAPA, CT, ACMC-III, a certified pastoral counselor. All are welcome to attend any or all sessions. There is no charge. Advance registration is not required, and drop-ins are welcome. Location: Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care at Saint Anne's Hospital, Fall River. For more information, or to speak to a chaplain, call Sr. Judith Costa, 508-345-2660.

The 2019-2020 schedule of topics includes:

In English:

2019:
September 4: Healing Old Wounds
September 18: The Role of Forgiveness in Grief
October 2: Stumbling Blocks to Healing Grief
October 16: Ways to Remember the Dead
November 13: How to Grieve and Give Thanks
December 11: The Meaning of Christmas after Loss

2020:
January 8: The Joy-Guilt Syndrome
January 22: Depression and Grief
February 12: How to Heal a Broken Heart
February 19: Transforming Pain into Power
March 4: Dealing With Guilt and Shame
March 18: Understanding Anger that Comes with Grief
April 1: The Art of Self-Acceptance
April 22: Grief and Faith Questions
May 6: Continuing Bonds with the Deceased
May 20: Relearning How to Pray
June 3: The Art of Developing Resilience

In Portuguese:

2019:
Outubro 23: Lembrando com amor osnossos defuntos
Dezembro 18: O significado do Natalquando em luto

2020
Março 25: A esperança que Jesus nosdeixou
Maio 27: A Bíblia e os sonhos

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795 Middle Street

Fall River, MA 02721

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