Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School



After the loss of a loved one, we may experience a range of emotions. We might feel anger, deep sadness, relief, guilt, or we may be so affected that we can barely function. We all grieve differently and on different time lines. You may find yourself asking “Why is this happening?” or “Is this normal?”

We want you to know about our GriefShare support group Saint Andrew. This is a nationally recognized program where people can begin to put their lives back together. GriefShare consists of a 13-week program. Each week includes a video followed by small group discussion where participants can talk about how they are dealing with the death of a loved one. You may join the group at any point.

This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.

Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about renewing your hope for the future.

GriefShare dates at Saint Andrew: Thursdays, 10:30 AM to noon, February 22 through May 16, 2024 in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2. Please contact Betsy Clark to register: 763-441-1483, ext. 308.

There is a fee of $15 to attend which covers our basic costs, but scholarships are available. Brochures are available in the gathering space. For more information contact Betsy Clark RN, Parish Nurse at the parish office: 763-441-1483. Ext 308.

More Information: What Is GriefShare? (2 min. Video)

Hear personal stories of support and healing
* Christina’s Story (2 Min.)
* Amy’s Story (3 Min.)
* JoAnne’s Story (2 Min.)
* Dave & Sue’s Story (4 Min.)
* Healing (4 Min.)