Journeying with Grief through the Holidays
“How will I get through the holidays?”
We invite you to join us and learn
what you can do to take care of yourself
and prepare for this holiday season.
For someone who is grieving, the prospect of facing the
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays can be overwhelming.
Join us for an insightful look at celebrating the holidays with
God’s grace after the loss of a loved one.
If this is your first holiday after the loss of a loved one,
please consider signing up for this workshop.
Learn to celebrate your loved one and the holidays.
Sunday November 12th, 2017
If you would like more information, please contact
Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205 x241
“Love does not end”
1 Cor 13:8
Prayer used by Fr Bede Jarrett, O.P.
We give them back to You, dear Lord, who gave them to us;
Yet as You did not lose them in giving, so we have not lost them by their return.
Not as the world gives, do You give, O Lover of Souls.
What You give, You do not take away,
For what is Yours is ours also if we are Yours.
And Life is eternal and Love is immortal, and death is only a horizon,
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further;
Cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly;
Draw us closer to Yourself so that we may know ourselves
to be nearer to our loved ones who are with You.
And while You prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place,
that where You are we may be also for evermore.
prayer written by William Penn
1644 – 1718