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Grief Support

Grief Support

Grief Support

Grief is a human emotion that we experience at various times in our life. Because Grief is so intense and personal, we often do much of our grieving alone. Because feelings of grief can return again and again, our response may be different each time we experience it.

Grief can be related to many life experiences. Grief is defined as a feeling or emotion that is experienced with the loss of someone or something that is extremely important in our lives. It is most common for people to associate grief with the loss of a dear loved one. There are many other types of loss that can result in feelings of grief. The loss of a cherished pet, a job, our physical health, a marriage or family connections are all examples of life experiences that often lead to feelings of grief.

A common process to deal with Grief is through personal counseling or support groups. Many people find books on the subject of grief helpful. Mercy Parish has a Grief Support Group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. All are welcome to attend the meetings. Any information shared at meetings is maintained in strict confidence.

You can email the Grief Support Ministry at if you have questions or would like to talk about resources that are available locally.

For those of you who prefer to find information online, here are some online resources:

Grief and Loss Resources compiled by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Family Life Office

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