Grief and Loss

Dear People Whom God Loves,

Grief is a natural human emotion that we feel when we have lost someone or something that is dear to us. It is not a weakness. It doesn’t mean that something is wrong with us.

It is important to admit to ourselves and often to a trusted person that we fell devastated.

Grief follows an up and down path. That is normal. It doesn’t mean that something is wrong with us.

We may keep memories the rest of our lives. But we will be able to live our lives fully and often with a deepening of our soul. Grief is hard. It can be a blessing.

Smile, God Loves You,

Father Clay



Do you have a family member, friend or neighbor who is ill, lonely, or grieving, who would appreciate a friendly call, and a listening ear?   Father Clay would make the initial contact, and depending on the circumstances, a member of St. Stan’s would follow up with subsequent calls.  Just a call, letting someone know we care, can help!   Please contact Pat Heroff 651-964-2808


HealthEast Hospice Grief Support Services is offering a grief education class designed to help adults better understand and cope with their own grief after the death of a loved one.  The class will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00PM in the Watson Education Center, Room 2, Maplewood Professional Building, which is next to St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood.  There is no cost for the class but registration is required as space is limited.  For more information about the class and to register please call Gina Germain at 651- 232-3543 or by email