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 hdaggie51@yahoo.com, 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: https://www.griefshare.org/groups/84278

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 8-Week Grief Support Group meetings begins Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Please contact Jeannie Korte at 618-651-2980 or jean.korte@hshs.org

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: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Grief/HelpGuide.org Coping with Grief and Loss: www.helpguide.org/articles/grief-loss/coping-with-grief-and-loss.htm