Charities, family ministry to offer grief workshops

Through a partnership between Catholic Charities’ Parish Health Care Ministry and the Catholic Diocese of Jackson’s Office of Family Ministry, Bob Willis, artist, author, sculptor and grief specialist from Oklahoma City will present a series of half day workshops and discussions on grief and how to adapt to loss. Willis has offered these workshops to many different groups including healthcare professionals, caretakers as well as grief support groups at churches, hospitals and commuity centers.
The workshops are open to all throughout the Diocese who would like to participate. Three continuing education (CE) contact hours are available for nurses and social workers who attend the workshops. This is a wonderful opportunity for parishes, other churches, and organizations to come together and receive the proper training to help start a grief support group.
Workshops will be offered at the following locations/times:
Hernando Holy Spirit Parish, Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Indianola Immaculate Conception Parish, Wednesday, November 28, 5:30-9 p.m.
Starkville St. Joseph Parish, Thursday, November 29, 12:30 – 5 p.m.
Gluckstadt St. Joseph Parish, Friday, November 30, 12 – 4 p.m..

To register, and for more details, please contact: Sister Pat Clemen, Coordinator of Parish Health Ministry at 601-213-6378, or via email:, or Charlene Bearden, Coordinator of Family Ministry at 601-960-8487, or via email: