405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

Grief Support

Are you grieving or know someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one? 

Grief is a natural, necessary, and highly personal experience unique to everyone. While grief does not follow a timetable, it does ease over time. Facing grief and working through it can result in newfound peace, strength, and purpose.

St. Patrick Grief Support Ministry offers “Grieving with Great Hope”, a five-week grief support workshop, presented in DVD format. Presenters will include Fr. John Riccardo, as well as John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy from Good Mourning Ministry, a Catholic bereavement apostolate. They are grief educators, but in this series, you will learn they have experienced profound grief themselves.

“Grieving with Great Hope gives people who are mourning the loss of a loved one a path through the valley of grief. It connects people with people, here on earth and on their way home. And in the end, we are all led to the Great Healer, Jesus Christ, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.” – Fr. John Riccardo

This workshop is a prayerful, practical, and personal approach for anyone who is mourning the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, a child (including pregnancy loss), a grandchild, a parent, a family member, or a friend, you are encouraged to attend.  

SAFETY PROTOCOLS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AND MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. Please register so we may follow correct distancing guidelines.

"Grieving with Great Hope" is offered twice a year for anyone 18 years or older and the ministry offers a Mass of Remembrance in November.

Volunteer Companions Needed
We are also looking for companions to journey along with those who are grieving and mourning to help them realize they are not alone. If you feel called to minister in this way, please contact Sally at 636-236-2573.

Next Support Series
Beginning September 24, 2020 • Thursdays • 6:30 PM • Social Hall
Please call to register.

 Sally • 636-236-2573

 Connie • 636-561-1580


In times of death and life adjustment to loss, our parish goal is to make sure that every parish family member receives as much love, comfort, and assistance as we can provide. Our Grief Support Ministry at St. Patrick Parish has many wonderful resources to offer adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one and actively participates in the following:

  • Grief Support Group                              
  • Shared Meals & Activities
  • Prayer Blankets
  • Mass of Remembrance