A grief support group serving the Cedar Rapids community and surrounding area

GriefShare is offered at St. Mark's once or twice a year on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm. Each session is a stand-alone session, so participants may attend any time during the 13-week program.

GriefShare provides an understanding, supportive environment for people grieving the loss of someone close. GriefShare is led by people who have experienced the deep hurt of losing a loved one--such as a spouse, child, sibling, or parent. The series is also beneficial for individuals who may encounter those who are grieving.

Each GriefShare session includes a video featuring experts on grief and recovery subjects, as well as real-life stories of people who have experienced loss. Support group discussion follows, during which participants have the opportunity to share their own experiences, if they desire.

GriefShare topics include:

Is This Normal?
Challenges of Grief
The Journey of Grief, Part 1
The Journey of Grief, Part 2
Grief and Your Relationships
Guilt and Anger
Complicating Factors
Lessons of Grief, Part 1
Lessons of Grief, Part 2
What Do I Live for Now?

There is no cost for participants. However, pre-registration is requested so that adequate preparations can be made.

Feel free to share this information with anyone who might benefit from the program. Past participants, whether grieving a recent loss or one more distant, have praised the program for its healing effect. Detailed brochures are available from St. Mark's.

View the GriefShare Brochure.

For more information or to register, please e-mail or call 447-0100. Additional info can be found at