by Chaplain Julia Rajtar, MAPS, BCC
Following the guidance of the CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health, we are eliminating in- person groups, whether it is the Coffees every other Friday or the Grief Group which begins March 23. None of these groups will be held in person. They will, however, be offered virtual. Groups will be re-evaluated in mid-April. For at least the next two months, we will not meet in person for any of this support.
Coffee and Conversation via Conference Call
With the Friday coffees, for the time being, we will hold them via conference call. You will remain at home and drink your own coffee, however, those who choose, will be called in by Julia, via conference call. Up to 6 callers can be linked by conference call together. If you want to be a part of the conference call Coffee for this Friday, March 20th, please notify Julia with your phone number, and she will call you in. Calls will be made at 8am, and we will meet by phone 8-9am.
Grief Support Group which begins March 23 to be held via Skype or via conference call
We will not be meeting in person at St. Bridget’s on March 23. Rather, the group will meet via Skype. If you choose to be a part of this grief support group, please rsvp back to Julia with your phone number and email address.
During this time of unknown, please remember to take care of yourself. Some ways you can do that is by viewing this link below:
Ways to Care for Yourself
What to Tell Children
Grief Support Resources
Mindfulness & Grief web site offers tools to help practice mindfulness while coping with your grief and loss. It can also provide some peace in this time of anxiety and unknowing.
Bakken-Young Grief Support/Resources offers a variety of links to help families cope with grief and loss.
You are welcome to reach out to me as well, Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 715-781-4003.
Peace and blessings to all.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. – Maya Angelou