Grief Ministry

  • Next Support Group Gathering

    SUNDAY, July 14, 2024

    St James Parish Hall or via zoom
    18228 CTH R, Denmark WI 54208

    " Why We Need to Tell Our 
    Loved Ones Story"

    Telling the story of the one you lost is a fitting way to honor the life and love you shared. By telling the story, you may lighten the burden of loss, and bring you healing and consolation. This session will discuss aspects involved in telling your story which will provide an outlet for your emotions and acknowledge that your spirit may be suffering too, but that you CAN get through grief.

    Sessions are held in person and through Zoom.
    For Zoom link contact Mr. Tom Bekkers, Facilitator

  • Contact Us

  • 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 to those who are grieving and their support people.
          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 have two adult children and live in Denmark. They are members of St. James Parish.