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Saturday: 05:00pm (SJE)

Sunday: 8am/10:30am (QR) | 9:15am (SJE)

Daily: M/W/F 8:15am (SJE) | Tu/Th/Sa 8:15am (QR)

Journey of the Heart

Journey of the Heart is a compassionate grief-sharing group following the Seasons of Hope program to share God’s love and mercy with the bereaved.

“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” – Phillippians 4:13


Following a loss, Journey of the Heart seeks to let those grieving know that they are not alone. God has not abandoned them, and neither has their OLBS parish family.


Founded in the traditions of Catholic Scripture and prayer, facilitators will use small-group discussion and faith sharing in a safe setting to help bring God’s comforting presence to the bereaved. We will not offer Counseling, but rather seek to surround the grieving with compassionate hearts to help lighten their grief journey.


This ministry is open to men and women with loving and compassionate hearts who understand: it’s not what you say, but how you listen; it’s not having answers, but having faith; it’s not avoiding pain, but holding onto each other—and to God.

Finding God In Your Grief…

When we lose someone we love—a parent, sibling, spouse, friend or worse a child—the sorrow sometimes overwhelms us. Even the most faith-filled among us may struggle with loss. It’s important to remember that grief is not a curse, but a call to a deeper relationship with God.


Do any of the following describe your grief journey:

  • Struggling to pray, feeling abandoned by God?

  • Loss of interest in attending Mass or other events?

  • Questioning God’s reasoning in calling your loved one to Him?

OLBS Journey of the Heart understands your pain and hopes to lighten your load. Please download a flyer or contact the parish office to have a grief-sharing minister reach out about our first session beginning in September.

Are you called? To learn more about Journey of the Heart, the Seasons of Hope program or becoming a facilitator, please contact our parish office (847) 979-0901 or today.