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Who May Attend Joyful Again!

Men and women of all ages who have lost a spouse through death are welcome to attend a Joyful Again! weekend program.  However, persons are encouraged to wait at least four months after the death before attending in order to allow time for some of the initial shock to lessen.  There is no time limitation and persons may attend even if it has been years since the death. Though there is a religious basis to the presentations, persons of any religious affiliation are welcome to attend.

  What Happens At Joyful Again!

The two-day program is divided into six segments. Each segment consists of a 20-30 minute video presentation, followed by private journaling and then small group sharing. This process allows the participants to reflect on the pain they have experienced and then move from isolation to community and to focusing on the future.  Some prayer services are part of the program's healing process, but attendance is optional.

Trained facilitators who have been widowed themselves help with the weekend and lead the discussion. For specifics on the weekend program, click here.

Click here to read comments from other Joyful Again! participants.

 

 

 

The Latest News

We are pleased to announce a new chapter of Joyful Again! We welcome Holy Spirit Parish in Las Vegas. Joyful Again! will be presented under their New Beginnings ministry. You can email them at burtgang@aol.com


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Joyful Again Video.


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.comjoyfulagain7211@gmail.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


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