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Bob Wurzelbacher
Director
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Cincinnati

Bob Wurzelbacher  
100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513)263-6674 voice
(513)421-1582 fax

 
 

Dayton

Noelle Collis-DeVito
Kara Ross

1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 281-4128 voice

Bereavement

 


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolations, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God.  2 Corninthians 1:3-4


 

Upcoming Events: 2020 Bereavement Training

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

9:30am – 3:00pm

St. George Parish
509 E. State Street.
Georgetown, 45121

 


Coping With Grief

For every rainbow to be formed, you must have rain as well as constant sunshine, for constant sunshine makes a desert.

So many emotions; so many highs; so many lows; sadness; strength; tears; bereavement; wonder; confusion; loneliness; emptiness; I can’t concentrate; all of these feelings and more accompany the person in the loss of a loved one. Everyone experiences grief differently. Some hold it in; others try to get rid of it by letting it out. Regardless of how grief affects a person, it always hurts. Thankfully, grief is not a permanent state, but rather a process one goes through as a means of coping with loss. It is important to understand grief and its effects while you’re grieving. Understanding leads to acceptance, and acceptance leads to healing. Grieving does not make you weak. It makes you strong. The first step in dealing with grief is accepting its existence. Once you’ve acknowledged its presence, you can begin getting through it.

Where there is life… There is Grief

The death of a loved one is not the only occasion for grief. Experiencing loss is a normal part of living, and grief is the normal human response to loss. In fact, when we experience a significant loss and don’t grieve, we can suffer emotional, physical, and even spiritual harm. Here are some less heralded but still significant losses in daily life which may cause grief: When people move; the loss of a job; retirement; illness; child goes off to school; divorce; loss of a home from fire, tornado, or flood; rape; and many more. Remember, that you are never alone. Many have walked the path of grief in the past. Many are walking it today. Many will walk it in the future. Accepting when you are grieving can be a challenging but rewarding step in life.