“To experience the loss of someone I love Die by Suicide is heart wrenching. Words fail me as I describe the person I loved so much; the words of others fall short of consolation. Hope seems lost and though I am aware that my faith will sustain me I feel so empty.”
Grief in any loss is hard. The journey is difficult, seems to last forever and is a singular walk though others are walking beside me. To assist in this process the Died by Suicide offerings hope to share the common experience: affirming the sorrow that will not go away. Prayer, affirmation of the grief process, and some coping ideas will be part of our time together. All who have experienced a loved one who has died by suicide – either family, friend or classmate – are welcome.
Two opportunities facilitated by Sr. Toni Lynn Gallagher RSM, Bereavement Coordinator for San Francisco Archdiocese are available. If you have any questions or need additional information please call 415-681 6153 or 415-317-4436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Died By Suicide: January 31st- 7-8:30 PM Holy Name Parish Center. 1555 39th Avenue S.F.
Died by Suicide: February 3rd – 9:15 AM-10:30 AM Holy Cross Cemetery Main Building.
This will be followed by Mass at 11:00 AM to honor all those who have died. Please come to All Saints Chapel – Father Dan Carter presiding.