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 [email protected], or call St. Paul parish office at 618-654-2339.
~ Support group for parents who have lost a child - 4th Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul Parish Center. Call Gail, (618) 301-7455, or Judy, (618) 779-2181, for more information.
~ HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland Grief Support Group. Eight-week sessions offered in the Spring and Fall. Call 618-651-2980 for more information.
~ HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group. Contact Karen Gebke, 618-228-7665, [email protected].
~ GriefShare offered in fall and spring at various, nearby locations: visit https://www.griefshare.org
~ Anderson Hospital (Maryville, Illinois) Grief Support Group - meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in Hospital Chapel. Call (618) 391-6456.
~ Anderson Hospital (Maryville, Illinois) Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group. Call (618) 391-5984.
~ 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
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