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PURPOSE: The Darkest Day in the life of a human being is the death of a loved one – be it a spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, family member, close friend, significant other or even a family pet. Grief is the human suffering caused by that death. Our purpose is to address this human suffering and help Survivors deal with the Universal Questions of the life experience which arise in the midst of their loss.

WHO SHOULD COME: Anyone who is suffering a significant loss with critical need to answer those Universal Questions which include but are not limited to:

Why is this happening? Why is it happening to me?

What does it all mean?

How do I make sense of everything?

How do I feel about changes in my life?

What gives me comfort and hope?

What do I call "good" in my life? What do I call "bad"?

What am I grateful for?

What do I trust? Who do I trust?

Who is my "beloved community" -- who loves me and is loved by me, no matter what?

What or who -- beyond myself -- do I believe is important in my life?

Who is God to me?

Is this a punishment from God?

Where do I go after death?

Am I going to hell?

Am I possessed?

Is there a heaven?

Why was I born?

What is the meaning of my life?

What is the meaning of my suffering?

Where is my beloved?

WHY: To discover the Divine Plan and the Eternal Goal of each of our lives.

WHEN AND WHERE:

This is a free monthly Grief Support Group (Drop-In) is held on Third Friday of each month from 10:30 – noon at Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption at 1111 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94109-6686 at the corner of Gough Street and Geary Street. To reach the Monsignor Bowe Meeting Room, enter the parking lot from Cleary Court Street side and look for the iron gate on that side of the Cathedral. Join others for support, connection, and prayer. These sessions provide information on the grief process, and tips on coping with the loss of a loved one. Parking is free. The 38 and 38R lines stop at Gough and Geary Streets in both directions.

Facilitator: Deacon Christoph Sandoval. For further questions please email me at Rcs7777@comcast.net

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Drop in or Call Sr. Elaine at (415) 567-2020, ex. 218.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

A free Grief Support Session is held at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption on the third Friday of each month. The next Session takes place on Friday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Msgr. Bowe Room. These sessions provide information on the grieving process, and guidance on coping with the loss of a loved one, from the unique perspective of our Catholic faith and spirituality. Light refreshments will be provided. Facilitator: Deacon Christoph Sandoval. For further details, please call Sr. Elaine Stahl at (415)[masked],extension 218. The Darkest Day in the life of a human being is the death of a loved one – be it a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, family member, close friend, significant other or even a family pet. Grief is the human suffering caused by that death. Spiritual doubts and questions may arise when a loved one dies. Some may notice severe emotional changes such as feelings of helplessness and powerlessness, feelings of deep sadness and sorrow and a sudden fearful awareness that we too are destined to die. Physically many experience headaches and body aches, severe fatigue and digestive problems and trouble sleeping and eating. In the Cathedral Grief Spiritual Care Support Group Jesus becomes present to offer comfort, consolation and compassion when two or more are gathered in his name. The group experience offers the gift of witness and presence healing the isolation and the loneliness that often results from loss. This is not a therapy or discussion group. It is a place for spiritual care that provides a time for listening, a time for sharing and a time for prayer and healing.

Drop in or Call Sr. Elaine at (415) 567-2020, ex. 218.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

A free Grief Support Session is held at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption on the third Friday of each month. The next Session takes place on Friday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Msgr. Bowe Room. These sessions provide information on the grieving process, and guidance on coping with the loss of a loved one, from the unique perspective of our Catholic faith and spirituality. Light refreshments will be provided. Facilitator: Deacon Christoph Sandoval. For further details, please call Sr. Elaine Stahl at (415)[masked],extension 218. The Darkest Day in the life of a human being is the death of a loved one – be it a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, family member, close friend, significant other or even a family pet. Grief is the human suffering caused by that death. Spiritual doubts and questions may arise when a loved one dies. Some may notice severe emotional changes such as feelings of helplessness and powerlessness, feelings of deep sadness and sorrow and a sudden fearful awareness that we too are destined to die. Physically many experience headaches and body aches, severe fatigue and digestive problems and trouble sleeping and eating. In the Cathedral Grief Spiritual Care Support Group Jesus becomes present to offer comfort, consolation and compassion when two or more are gathered in his name. The group experience offers the gift of witness and presence healing the isolation and the loneliness that often results from loss. This is not a therapy or discussion group. It is a place for spiritual care that provides a time for listening, a time for sharing and a time for prayer and healing.

Drop in or Call Sr. Elaine at (415) 567-2020, ex. 218.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

A free Grief Support Session is held at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption on the third Friday of each month. The next Session takes place on Friday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Msgr. Bowe Room. These sessions provide information on the grieving process, and guidance on coping with the loss of a loved one, from the unique perspective of our Catholic faith and spirituality. Light refreshments will be provided. Facilitator: Deacon Christoph Sandoval. For further details, please call Sr. Elaine Stahl at (415)[masked],extension 218. The Darkest Day in the life of a human being is the death of a loved one – be it a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, family member, close friend, significant other or even a family pet. Grief is the human suffering caused by that death. Spiritual doubts and questions may arise when a loved one dies. Some may notice severe emotional changes such as feelings of helplessness and powerlessness, feelings of deep sadness and sorrow and a sudden fearful awareness that we too are destined to die. Physically many experience headaches and body aches, severe fatigue and digestive problems and trouble sleeping and eating. In the Cathedral Grief Spiritual Care Support Group Jesus becomes present to offer comfort, consolation and compassion when two or more are gathered in his name. The group experience offers the gift of witness and presence healing the isolation and the loneliness that often results from loss. This is not a therapy or discussion group. It is a place for spiritual care that provides a time for listening, a time for sharing and a time for prayer and healing.

Drop in or Call Sr. Elaine at (415) 567-2020, ex. 218.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

A free Grief Support Session is held at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption on the third Friday of each month. The next Session takes place on Friday, August 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Msgr. Bowe Room. These sessions provide information on the grieving process, and guidance on coping with the loss of a loved one, from the unique perspective of our Catholic faith and spirituality. Light refreshments will be provided. Facilitator: Deacon Christoph Sandoval. For further details, please call Sr. Elaine Stahl at (415)[masked],extension 218. The Darkest Day in the life of a human being is the death of a loved one – be it a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, family member, close friend, significant other or even a family pet. Grief is the human suffering caused by that death. Spiritual doubts and questions may arise when a loved one dies. Some may notice severe emotional changes such as feelings of helplessness and powerlessness, feelings of deep sadness and sorrow and a sudden fearful awareness that we too are destined to die. Physically many experience headaches and body aches, severe fatigue and digestive problems and trouble sleeping and eating. In the Cathedral Grief Spiritual Care Support Group Jesus becomes present to offer comfort, consolation and compassion when two or more are gathered in his name. The group experience offers the gift of witness and presence healing the isolation and the loneliness that often results from loss. This is not a therapy or discussion group. It is a place for spiritual care that provides a time for listening, a time for sharing and a time for prayer and healing.

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Drop in or Call Sr. Elaine at (415) 567-2020, ex. 218.

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