John Paul II Center - Milwaukee
Ministry & the Liturgical Assembly:The Mission of and Care for the Worshiping Body of Christ

Sponsored by All Saints Catholic Parish

Do we truly understand what it means for us and for the world, that we are members of the worshiping Body of Christ? And do those who serve in the various liturgical ministries view their roles as support and care for the liturgical assembly and its mission? Come to this series on liturgy and liturgical ministry, which will explore the depth and richness of our liturgical identity and mission as members of Christ’s Body, and the power and spirituality of sharing one’s ministerial gifts in service to the assembly.

David A. Stosur, Ph.D.

The Ministry of the Liturgical Assembly: Saturday, March 10, 2018/9:00 am-3:00 pm
Liturgical Ministers: Saturday, March 24, 2018/9:00 am-3:00 pm

All Saints Church Sanctuary
4051 North 25th Street

Light Lunch Provided at both workshops

No Cost but Please register by Monday, March 5, 2018

Cecilia Smith-Robertson, 414.444.5610


Strategies to Cope with Loss

March 31, 20206:30 PM - 8:00 PMMarch 03, 2020 through March 31, 2020, Every Tuesday Add to Calendar

Strategies to Cope with Loss

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020.  6:30-8:00 pm

Location: St James Catholic Church Hall, 7219 S 27 St, Franklin 53132 (enter at 27 St or Minnesota)

Required: Register now-through-Feb 18. Parish Office 414-761-0480.

Presenter: Marge Schell, BS, MS, Certificate: Grief Support Specialist-UWMadison

Description: Like pain after an injury, grief is a normal natural reaction to unexpected change—loss of a person, relationship, pet, job/income, home, physical abilities, future plans. Knowledge and awareness are key to making choices that lead to healthy healing. Learn strategies that help cope with your unique circumstances in our grief-avoidant society. (For professionals and lay people, even if your loss event was 20+ years ago.)

Session 1: Grief Definitions, Types and Tasks

Session 2: Grief Styles, Expectations, Self-Awareness, What Spirituality Teaches

Session 3: Forgiveness, Unfinished Business, Strategies for Healthy Healing

Session 4: Rituals, DVD, After-Death Experiences

Session 5: Companioning the Mourner (helping others)


Format: Church hall, powerpoints, handouts; participation and homework are optional.

Homework 1st session: (This is for your information only.) Make a list of your losses. 5 columns.

1) date/your age;

2) loss event-description (significance of person, pet, job, income, dream, health, etc.

3) What did you do?  (As a child, who helped you deal with this loss?)

4) reflection: What did you learn?  If you notice any patterns, write those in the 5thcolumn.  

5) Go back as far as you can remember.

6) Opt: Go back and add your achievements in the 5thcolumn. Positive things that may balance the losses—marriage, friend,         house, job, birth, promotion, degree, big trip…

St. James Catholic Church
7219 S 27th St.
Franklin, WI 53132
Parish Office414-761-0480
Additional Information
St. James , ArchdioceseBereavement MinistryEducationalMarge Schell, BS, MS
St. John Paul II Office for the New Evangelization

3501 South Lake Dr.
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912


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