Grief Education and Bereavement Series

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Event Details


  • Community Health Programs
  • Free
  • Support Groups

Upcoming Dates


Sr. Judith Costa, SSD, MDiv, DAPA, CT, ACMC-III


Stoico/FIRSTFED Center for Breast Care at Saint Anne's Hospital
795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA 02721


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To assist those who are dealing with the death of a family member or friend, Saint Anne's Hospital Office of Spiritual Care offers a series of programs to help share and explore feelings and learn ways to accept and cope with grief and loss.

Offered bi-weekly, these programs focus on various aspects of the grief process in a confidential, compassionate and safe setting.  (See schedule of upcoming topics below.)

The series is facilitated by Sister Judith Costa, SSD, MDiv, DAPA, CT, ACMC-III, who is a certified pastoral counselor with additional certification in thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) and as an Academy-certified master chaplain (Level Three). 

All are welcome to attend any or all sessions. There is no charge, and drop-ins are welcome. There is no charge, and reservations are not required.

For more information, or to speak to a chaplain, contact Saint Anne's Hospital Office of Spiritual Care, 508-674-5600, ext. 2920.

Grief Education and Bereavement Series topics - 2014-2015:

  • June 11: The Role of Forgiveness in Grief
  • June 25: Grieving Is Holy Work
  • July 23: Dreams and Grief
  • August 6: Understanding the Anger that Comes with Grief
  • August 20: Grief and Faith Questions
  • September 3: Moving from Pain into Power
  • September 17: Guilt and Shame
  • October 1: Why Do I Feel So Depressed?
  • October 15: Unfinished Business
  • October 29: Ways to Remember the Dead
  • November 12: How to Grieve and Give Thanks
  • December 3: Can We Grieve and Still be Joyful at Christmas?
  • December 17: The Meaning of Christmas After Loss
  • January 7, 2015: Continuing Bonds with the Deceased
  • January 21: Redefining Oneself After Loss
  • February 10: How Do We Heal a Broken Heart?
  • February 24: Grief Connections Through Music
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