Grief Support

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4

There are no stages to grief. We all experience loss in our own unique way, and healing is an intentional process, where we gather as a community of faith to become disciples of hope. It is through prayerful reflection, practical learning, and personal fellowship that we mourn. As we mourn together, you, your family, and your friends are invited to two grief support offerings presented by Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement apostolate founded by John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy. Both John and Sandy have been through their own valley of grief and offer personal and professional insight on what can help as you journey through yours.

The first offering, called “Grieving with Great Hope,” is a two-day grief support workshop led by John and Sandy that is unlike any other bereavement program I have encountered in how it combines the Catholic faith with practical learning and personal fellowship. Their website has many testimonials from people just like you who have been touched by loss but have come to understand what it means to grieve with great hope. This will take place Friday, September 20 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday September, 21 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Our Lady of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

The second offering, called “The 7 Intentions of Mourning,” is a guided video series for additional grief support that gently walks people on a path where healing begins, hope is renewed, and love endures. Each of the seven sessions includes a video covering one of the intentions of mourning: Prayer, Remembering and Honoring, Accepting, Yielding to the Pain, Enduring Connections, Rebuilding, and Seeking and Giving Support. This will take place Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm from October 5 to November 16 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.


For more details about Good Mourning Ministry, please visit:, or email John and Sandy at [email protected].