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"No one understands the pain I'm feeling."

"Sometimes I think I'm losing my mind."

"My friends and family don't understand
why I still need to grieve."

"Will I ever feel really alive again now
that my spouse is gone?"

A death in the family is a heart wrenching experience that we must face eventually.  How can we help the people in our family as they cope with the normal feelings of grief experienced at the death of a spouse -- feelings
of confusion, loneliness, loss of identity and self esteem?

Joyful Again!, a program open to people of all faiths, is designed to help widowed persons move through bereavement and toward a state of psychological, spiritual and emotional wholeness.

Joyful Again! is based on the belief that with God's help all things are possible; that through Him we can help ourselves and each other.

Having other widowed people with whom to share your feelings can help you
find the strength to work through your grief and achieve personal growth in the acceptance of your loss.


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The Latest News!

Alone,Yet Not Alone

An afternoon gathering of “Single-again” adults.
Fr. Mark Fracaro will lead a discussion on
being alone, but not lonely.
Dec 6, 2014, 1 p.m. thru 4 p.m.
There will be a Vigil Mass.
$15 includes a wrap, salad,
beverages, and dessert.
For information or to register call 815.838.5334 or e-mail at familyministry@dioceseofjoliet.org.

View the flyer/registration form.

Coming soon, a link to our new video giving a glimpse of what takes place during a Joyful Again! weekend program and comments from recent participants

Our Lady of the Angels Welcomes You…
to the Provincial House grounds of the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King and our Franciscan tradition of keeping Jesus central in our lives. Situated in the southwestern corner of the Archdioceses of Chicago, it offers a panoramic view of the Des Plaines valley.
    Our Lady of the Angels opens its doors extending hospitality to all who seek to deepen their spiritual lives allowing them the space and time to grow in their relationship with God.

The Rockford Dioceses is once again offering Joyful Again retreats. Contact them at: bishoplane@rockforddiocese.org.

Calling all JA alumni. We need your e-mail address to include you in all future outings/events. E-mail us at joyfulagain7211@gmail.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


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