Grief Group

  •       An on-going Grief Support Group is offered for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. If you or someone you know is grieving the death of someone close, please consider attending this group. They typically meet every-other month and dates and times are announced on this website, on Facebook, and in the bulletin. Since the pandemic began, a Zoom option has been offered in addition to gathering in person. This group is FREE and there is no forced participation.
          Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW, is the Facilitator, He is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in professional counseling related to patients and family members faced with the challenges of health situations, lifestyle adjustment issues, death, and grief. Tom holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
          Tom is the co-author of “The Widower’s Toolbox:  Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse” which helps channel men’s grief into constructive tasks and provides tools to enable bereaved men to recreate lives that can be fulfilling once again.
          Tom and his wife Patty live in Denmark, and are members of St. James Parish. 

  • Next Support Group Gathering

    Dealing With All the Stuff
    After a Loved One Dies

    Sorting through the belongings of a loved one can bring up many issues: pain of past hurts, or anger over decisions made about inheritance or a cherished item. Dealing with the stuff becomes a responsiblity for someone after each person dies. Are you that person? This session will offer ideas to help you cope with this task in a healthy fashion.

    May 23, 2021         12:00-2:00pm
    St. James Parish Hall