St. John the Evangelist Grief Ministry

The Center frequently runs programs for those who are grieving.  The following programs are available each year.

St. John the Evangelist Grief Support Group (10 week program) -- This group is ecumenical and open to all adults mourning the loss of a loved one.  It is also helpful for those who have suffered losses through miscarriage, suicide, war, or violence.  The GriefShare program occurs three times throughout the year and is available for drop-ins on an as-needed basis to anyone who has purchased the workbook.  The cost is $35 for a workbook and unlimited sessions. 2016 sessions begin on January 12 but can be joined at any time during the session.  Please call to register. (316) 744-0167.

Surviving the Holidays -- This is a warm, encouraging, and helpful evening program. It features video instruction and group discussion that helps participants deal with the pain of grief during the holiday season. The 2015 program will occur on November 9 and includes dinner with the program. Check the calendar of events for dates or call (316) 744-0167.

The 12 Steps - A Spiritual Journey

The Twelve Steps - A Spiritual Journey is a nationally recognized program of healing and renewal for adults who grew up in families of hurt, including physical or emotional abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse.  A new seeason of The Twelve Steps begins each fall at the Center.  The program is a total of 30 sessions over the course of seven months. There is no charge for the program but a free-will offering is collected and a helpful workbook is available for $20.  See our Calendar of Events for start dates in September.

Veterans Spiritual Support Group

Contact us if you are interested!  (316-744-0167)

The Veteran Support group is designed to help veterans and their spouses better understand the impact military experience has on them and their families.   Participants learn coping skills to deal with reintegration and the stresses of living.  The group focus will include issues related to Spirit, Mind, and Body.

Mr. Gary Maloney, a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, facilitates the group.  He is Reality Therapy Certified and has 36 years of clinical experience.  Gary is also a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.  He is an active member of Saint Paul Parish at the WSU Newman Center.

Father Ken Van Haverbeke, director of the retreat center, will be spiritual chaplain of the group.