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Diocesan Grief Programs and Resources

There is a variety of grief programs offered throughout the Diocese.  Many use the Diocesan resources from Dr. Bill Webster. There are also other excellent resources available through the Diocesan Library.  Please call Teresa Hartnett at 905-528-7988 ext. 2250 for recommendations for your needs.

Programs Offered in Hamilton Area

When Life Changes - A Grief Program

A 6-week program using Dr. Bill Webster’s grief material, this program is intended to help you to understand your grief and provides practical tips for helping you through. In Hamilton, this program is offered twice a year, in the Spring and Fall and all are welcome to attend. Programs are provided by trained facilitators.
Dates of Upcoming Session: Wednesday January 17, 2024 - February 21, 2024 from 1:30-3pm.
Where: Chancery Office (700 King St. West Hamilton) OR join us on zoom.
If you are joining by zoom please contact the office at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249 so we can send you the link each week.
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For information on the program or other program availability elsewhere in the Diocese, please contact Teresa Hartnett.

Programs Offered in the Waterloo Area – all are welcome

Heartache to Healing

Grief Support Group – October 25 2023 - November 29 2023 (6 consecutive weeks on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm).
During this time, we will cover the theory behind grief, with time to share and socialize. Registration is required: Phone 519-884-9311, or Email: parish@stmichaelw.ca. Location: St. Michael’s Parish Waterloo, 80 University Ave. W. Waterloo.

Monthly Informal Grief Support Group (drop by when you can!)

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm for an informal gathering to learn, support one another, share and socialize. These ongoing sessions provide familiar support from the group as you continue on your grief journey. Location: St. Michael’s Parish Waterloo, 80 University Ave. W. Waterloo.

Other Resources Available for Support:

  1. Now What? – A comprehensive pamphlet/booklet to assist those experiencing loss; provides an overview of what they may be experiencing and how they can support themselves at this time of loss. (Cost: $5.00)
  2. When Someone You Care About is Grieving – A pamphlet/booklet designed to assist people who are trying to support someone through the grief journey. (Cost: $2.00)
  3. When Families Grieve – this is a package put together by the creators of Sesame Street to assist families in helping their children through the grief process. (No Charge)

Along the Road

I walked a mile with
Pleasure;
She chattered all the way.
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne'er a word said she;
But oh, the things
I learned from her
When Sorrow
walked with me

- Robert Browning

Contact

Teresa Hartnett

Director

905-528-7988 Ext. 2250
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Sarah Lintott

Office Administrator

905-528-7988 Ext. 2249
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