Divorce Recovery Group – The next group begins in September 2019.
The divorce process often brings about unexpected and unimaginable heartache, questions, and challenges. Divorce Recovery was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Sessions include education, discussion, and prayer. Each meeting focuses on a different aspect of the divorce healing process such as grief, stress, anger, blame, guilt, loneliness, family issues, forgiveness, and happiness.
Our mission is to help get you started and keep you going on the path to rebuilding and renewal by providing information, resources, and encouragement while weaving together the strength that comes from our Catholic faith. It will help answer questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. More importantly, process groups offer a safe place where people can come together for mutual support and to learn their feelings are normal and they’re not alone.
Divorced men and women, Catholic or non-Catholic, are welcome to attend. It is for those recently divorced, as well as those still struggling with issues many years later. You do not need to be a member of OSP to attend. The support group is facilitated by Desiree Misanko and Sarah Thompson, LPC, mental health counselors from the Claret Center in Hyde Park.
Our 8-session program meets for 8 consecutive weeks at Old St. Pat’s Jack Wall Mission Center, room 25A.
There is a suggested donation of $50, which includes 8 sessions co-facilitated by professional therapists and a workbook. Scholarships available for those in need.
For more information please contact Old St. Pat’s Parish Counselor, Sarah Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 708-508-2705.
You Are Not Alone: Divorce Support Group
Sometimes, no matter how much effort is expended, a marriage can’t be saved. In that sad event, Old St. Pat’s stands ready to support you to heal and recover, through our Divorce Support Group: You Are Not Alone.
This is a networking group for men and women who are separated or divorced. “You Are Not Alone” is a chance to talk with other men and women who are separated or divorced. This group meets to discuss topics of importance to those seeking to heal during and after one of life’s most difficult transitions. This is not a group of professional counselors, but a group of your peers who have been there and simply wish to listen and offer encouragement. This group meets every other Sunday, from 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Rm. 21, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago 60661.
For more information, please contact Heather at email@example.com
June 16 | June 30 | July 14 | July 28 | August 11
August 25 | September 8 | September 22
Time: Meets every other Sunday at 10:30 am
Location: 703 W. Monroe, Great Room
Contact: Heather Saylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read our latest Ministry Spotlight article on Debbie, and the amazing work she has done with the Divorce Support Group here at Old St. Pat’s.
Finding Grace and Mercy in the Divorce Experience
A Spiritual Day of Reflection and Contemplation
FUTURE DATES TBD
This is a spiritual retreat for those who have been or are in the process of being divorced.
Topics for contemplation:
- Presence – to self, others, and the experience
- Mercy and Forgiveness
- Surrender and Trust
Free parking across the street on Monroe w/pass from the front desk at 711 W. Monroe.
Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch)
Retreat Leader: Mary Kelly brings her experience as a spiritual director and retreat leader, and as someone who has navigated the spiritual journey of divorce. She holds graduate degrees in Psychology from National Louis University, in Spiritual Direction from Loyola University, and is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at National Louis University. Mary is an active member of Old St Pat’s Beloved Retreat Community and her passion is personal and professional life transition.