What is the Saint Simon Grief Support Group?
This faith-based support group will bring together members of the Saint Simon Parish community who are experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one. Whether it’s the loss a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a child, or any other close loved one, we all benefit from support and companionship from others who have experienced similar experiences. We are here to support each other through discussion and prayer. During these sessions, we will examine the common stages of grief to help participants understand the very natural and important process of grieving. We will meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the Holy Family Room.
Who is the group for?
Anyone who is experiencing grief from the loss of a spouse, close family member or friend whether recently or years ago.
How will the meetings be run?
We will meet monthly for approx. 8 sessions. Currently, we are exploring chapters in the book, On Grief and Grieving, Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler (books will be provided by Saint Simon Parish).
Who is the Facilitator?
Gavin Corn has been a member of Saint Simon Parish since 2015 when he moved to California from Virginia with his three children, Tristan, Sofia and Liam, who attended Saint Simon Parish School. Gavin lost his wife Fiona to pancreatic cancer in 2012. He had previously lost his father to pancreatic cancer, and his mother passed away three months after his wife. Gavin is an attorney and former federal prosecutor who specializes in cybersecurity.
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