SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Supportive Care Program
Understanding Your Grief
Coming September 2022

A 10-week supportive care program will be offered here at St. Aloysius starting Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 AM. The study will follow Dr. Alan Wolfet's writings in his book Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart. The support group will be facilitated by Dana Territo, a St. Aloysius Stephen Ministry Leader, who has been trained at the Alan Wolfelt Grief Center in Colorado.

If you or someone you know is experiencing grief or sadness and would like to register for this program, click here to find a form, fill it out, and return it to the Pastoral Services Center (church office) with the fee.

***Thursday sessions have been cancelled since we could not get enough signups***

For more information, contact Kathy Nikolaus at knikolaus@staloysiusparish.com

STEPHEN MINISTRY

The motto of Stephen Ministry is Christ Caring for People Through People. The Stephen Minister’s role is to bring God’s love into the lives of people who are going through a difficult time or experiencing a crisis. Stephen Ministers listen, support, encourage and pray with and for a person who is hurting. It is in the midst of this confidential, one-to-one, caring relationship, that God’s healing love comes pouring through.

If you or a parishioner you know is facing a crisis—large or small—and could benefit from the caring presence of a Stephen Minister, please contact Referrals Coordinator, Bob Schoen.

Are you reliable?  Do you have a desire to love your neighbor?  Lay persons can become trained through a program that provides one-on-one care to individuals facing a variety of crises or life challenges, such as hospitalization, chronic illness, job loss, grief, divorce, cancer, financial difficulties or other life struggles. Persons interested in this ministry receive training once a week for approximately three months before being assigned to a care receiver.