Divorced and Separated Support Group
An on-going support group for separated and divorced persons meets the last Saturday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Saint Joseph Parish Hall. Confidentiality, compassion, and shared learning are components of the group's meetings. A free lending library is also available in the St. Michael's Room of the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Lauren at 630-3855. All are welcome.
Bereavement Support Groups--Winter 2016
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering 7-week Bereavement Support Groups in two locations beginning in mid January through early March 2016. One group will meet in Laconia on Thursday afternoons and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Tuesday mornings. Each group consists of a series of 1 1/2 hour meetings held each week for 7 weeks. Pre-registration is required. The support group is offered free of charge but preregistration is required. To register for the group or for more information, call or email James Miller, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Phone 603-524-8444 x2390 (Laconia), 603-569-2729 x3256 (Wolfeboro), or email mailto:JMiller@centralvna.org.
Support Groups give people the opportunity to learn about the grief process, to discuss ways of coping with their loss and to gain the support of others in a safe and caring environment. Although grief is a unique experience through which each person finds his or her own path, there are common threads we all share when going through grief.
Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille weekend. If your marriage is tearing the two of you apart, if there is little or no meaningful communication, if you are considering separation or divorce, we believe Retrouvaille can help you. For more information visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230.
Support Group for Those with Dementia and Their Caregivers
You're not alone! Come and join others, also on the journey. Confidential, separate and non-Denominational Support Groups are held every Wednesday, from 3-4 pm at the Congregational Church Parish House at 18 Veteran's Square in Laconia. One for those experiencing early stage Dementia and one for their Caregivers. Refreshments will be served and free-will donations will be taken. Facilitators: Rev. and Mrs. Bill and Barbara Zeckhausen, Dr. John Walsh and Ginny Timmons. For more information please call 524-0668
If you or someone you know is in the hospital and wants to receive a visit, please contact the Parish Office at 267-8174 and let us know your room number. Because of Federal Privacy laws, the Parish is not made aware of any hospital admissions and therefore cannot get any information from the hospital in order for a priest to visit you.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a fellowship of individuals who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Weekly meetings are held at St. Joseph Church in Belmont on Wednesdays, beginning at 5:30 pm. Contact the parish office at 267-8174 for more information.
Cursillo is a Movement of the Catholic Church that, makes it possible to live what is fundamental for being a Christian. The method helps to create communities of Christians who are interested in bringing the Good News to their environments as they grow and become authentic Christians themselves. This goal is accomplished by fostering piety, study, and action through the various groups and structures of the movement. Visit their site at nhcursillo.org or contact Lionel & Annette Maurier at 279-4320 for more information.
Catholic Charities Counseling
New Hampshire Catholic Charities provides individual, marital, family, and couples' counseling, helping people with a variety of personal difficulties including: depression, stress, family conflicts, relationship problems, anxiety, substance abuse, life adjustment issues, and grief and loss. Counseling also helps individuals and families strengthen communication skills in order to build and sustain healthy relationships and live more satisfying lives. A sliding scale fee is offered. Contact Ruth Murray at 528-3035 for more information.