Grief Support

St. Paul parish bereavement-consolation team offers support in a variety of ways. Volunteers are available to offer compassionate listening and to provide additional helpful assistance, such as offering rides to church, or providing a list of recommended books and other resources for those who are grieving. The consolation-bereavement ministry also provides CareNotes, which are short, faith-based pamphlets that address a variety of grief-related aspects. If you would like a consolation-bereavement ministry team member to call you or offer assistance in any way, please contact Derek at (573) 480-0844, or at, or call St. Paul parish office at 618-654-2339. 

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Grief-Support Resources

Grief Share at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Sessions are offered twice a year. Call (618) 654-7459 or (618) 651-2980 for schedule or visit:
Starting Over A six-part support series for widows & widowers. Offered twice a year at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville (Spring and Fall). Contact Fran at 618-632-3899 or 618-772-8391
St. Joseph Hospital in Breese, stillborn or loss of infant, (618) 526-5464
Heartlinks Grief Center, family and adult groups. On-going groups. Call for information (618) 277-1800 (Belleville, IL)
Mercy Heart Prints (Loss of a baby) St. John’s Mercy Medical Center – St. Louis (636) 239-8656 / (636) 239-8500
National Share Support Group (Children lost by miscarriage, stillborn, newborn) St. Charles, MO (800) 821-6819
SIDS (Loss of an infant to S.I.D.S.) Kirkwood, MO (314) 822-2323
Southwestern Illinois College Senior Programs (Adults – Topics vary) Belleville, IL (618) 234-4410 Ext. 7031
The Compassionate Friends (Support after the death of a child) Madison County – Edwardsville, IL (618) 656-4359

Web sites:

Creighton University Resources for Grieving:

Coping with Grief and Loss: