A Roman Catholic presence in the Shenandoah Valley since 1932




GriefShare: Loss of a Spouse (click on first graphic above to view a short introductory video)

The death of a spouse brings a unique kind of pain. People who are widowed haven't just lost a loved one - they've lost an entire lifestyle. If you are widowed, join us Saturday January 26 from 10 AM to 12 PM in the O'Brien Family Room for the GriefShare seminar "Loss of a Spouse." We will screen a video featuring expert Christian counselors, authors, and pastors; followed by an hour discussion group. Participants will also take home the "Loss of a Spouse" booklet that includes encouraging devotional materials, grief recovery exercises, and journaling prompts.

Contact Jerry Babral (540) 241-5550 or Kathy Kennedy (270) 348-6819.

Registration is $5 to cover the cost of the booklet. Please register by SUNDAY, January 20.

This seminar is co-sponsored with Church on the Hill, Fishersville VA.


GriefShare: Grief Support Group (click on graphic above to view a short introductory video)

A Christ-centered, scripture focused, non-denominational support group open to adults of all faiths and beliefs. GriefShare includes 13 weekly video seminars featuring some of the nation's foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each video is followed by a small group discussion, personal workbook, guided reflections, and opportunities for encouragement and support as participants walk the journey of grief with others who have lost a loved one.

A new 13-week series meets Monday evenings beginning 4 February from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost of workbook is $20 payable at the door. Scholarships available. Please do not let the cost prevent you from joining us. You may sign up anytime during the 13 weeks. 

If you participated in the fall seminar, you are welcome and encouraged to return. As you heal, you will become aware of new information to help you heal.

For more information, call Kathy Kennedy (270) 348-6819 or Jerry Babral (540) 241-5550 or stjohngriefshare@gmail.com.

Click HERE to see a brief video about GriefShare.

Coordinators: Jerry Babral, Kathy Kennedy, Janine Blanchet.