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Participant Comments

“I feel so much attention was paid to the planning, timing of schedule, etc. that it is exactly what grieving people need, and most importantly by breaking into groups and having the videos, journaling, and then sharing (in that order) you get the most productive time in group sharing.”

“The invitation was in St. Julieís bulletin and I thought it couldnít hurt, might even possibly help. You think you are so strong, but then you get knocked down a peg and realize we all need help at one time or another. Itís been a good retreat, reflecting on the good times and also opening up so much that we can pursue. The experience and the people Iíve met were so nice. Thank you for the help.”

“I came in confused and cautious. Now I know that I am more okay than I thought I was and I know that I am far from alone. I can take steps forward in my life without leaving the good things of the past.”

“I hope that in some way, although I donít see how, that I was able to help someone in my group the way they helped me. I am very thankful to all the facilitators and all those who worked so hard to make this weekend such a good experience for me. Everyone was so compassionate and caring. Thank you so much!”

“When I read about Joyful Again! in our church bulletin (St. Julieís) I was kind of interested. I talked it over with my daughter and she told me, ďMom, go for it. It may help you.Ē I was wondering what it would be like. I have not done anything like this since my husband died.”

“I was a little nervous and apprehensive about coming yesterday, but I am so happy I did. I am happy my sister (who is a parishioner here at St. Julieís) told me about this ministry. Iím also grateful to all of you for making this. It is such a learning experience and a growing experience.”


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

View the new
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.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


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