Our Parish Support Groups are Here for You!
SUPPORT GROUPS give parishioners with common experiences and concerns an opportunity to meet together to share encouragement, information, advice, social activities, and more.
Each group determines how best to proceed based on the direction decided by the members.
If you are widowed, divorced, a child of divorce, a person with a disability, a senior citizen, a young parent, or someone touched by cancer--there is a group for you!
SUPPORT GROUP NEWS:
SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP
Many ideas for our Senior Group have been received from our fellow parishioners. Keep those recommendations for activities coming!
WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS SOCIAL GROUP
The Widows & Widowers Group welcomes new members and guests. For information on upcoming events call
Pat Grinstead at 339-533-4776.
DISABILITY / PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED SUPPORT GROUP
The support group for the Disabled/Physically Challenged is led by Richard Sternagel and Jack Neville. Caretakers are welcome and encouraged to attend. If there are any questions, please call Richard at 330-533-3565.
SUPPORT FOR DIVORCED OR SEPARATED CATHOLICS
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church DivorceCare Support Group periodically offers a course/discussion group for those who are going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. The program is held once per week over a 12 week period. For information contact Margie Hynes at email@example.com or visit the IHM website, http://www.ihm-parish.com/divorce-support.html
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Family Life Center. The group is open to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, including cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Mary Witkowski at 330-533-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
CALLING ALL YOUNG FAMILIES!
Is life feeling a bit crazy? Do you wish you could get together with other people who “just understand”? Are you looking for a group of other parents trying to raise their children in the faith as well? Join us in the Parish Underground for a morning play date. Kids can play in the nursery while parents chat. Interested? Contact Nicky Uerling at 330-533-6839 or by email at email@example.com for more ways this group can support you and other families.
If you want to find out more, please contact the chairperson of your interest group.
CHILDREN OF DIVORCE, Chaired by Chuck Wirtz, 330-533-5827, firstname.lastname@example.org
WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS, Chaired by Patricia Grinstead, 330-533-4776, PAJG245@zoominternet.net
DIVORCED INDIVIDUALS, Chaired by Audrey Geskey, 330-540-1871, email@example.com
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, Chaired by Richard Sternagel, 330-533-3565, firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR CITIZENS, Chaired by Barb Spencer, 330-788-8373
YOUNG PARENTS, Chaired by Nicky Uerling, 330-533-6839, email@example.com
CANCER SUPPORT, Chaired by Mary Witkowski (330) 533-6140; firstname.lastname@example.org