December 1, 2023

Julie Yarbrough

St. Clare Catholic Church, Waveland, is hosting a seminar entitled ‘Grief
Through the Holidays ‘on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the
parish community room. This event is free and open to anyone on their
personal journey of grief and/or anyone thinking of beginning a grief group
in their own parish.
This timely seminar is a collaborative event of the Grief Ministries at St.
Clare Church and St. Rose de Lima in Bay St. Louis. Both of these grief
ministries provide weekly group sessions using the book, ‘Beyond the Broken
Heart’, a scripturally based guide to help in the journey through grief.
The seminar’s special guest presenter will be Julie Yarbrough, author of
several books including “Beyond the Broken Heart” that address the practical
and spiritual challenges of grief. Her writings encourage us to release fear
and examine grief’s complexities. She stated, “If we did not love, our
hearts would not be broken by the death of one we love. Grief is often
referred to as a journey. The journey begins when one we love dies. Though
the journey does not come with a precise roadmap, along the way we find
answers to some of the most difficult questions of life and death through
prayer, introspection, and soul-searching. We near the end of the journey
when we move beyond our grief toward hope and new life.”
The session will begin at 9:00 with coffee, refreshments,and meet and greet.
A resource table with grief specific literature will be set up for
additional information.
To register or have questions, please call St. Clare parish office at
228-467-9275; St. Rose parish office at 228-467-7347; or Sherry Ponder at
” ….. you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve,
but your grief will turn to joy.” John 16:20 (NIV)


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