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"No one understands the pain I'm feeling."

"Sometimes I think I'm losing my mind."

"My friends and family don't understand
why I still need to grieve."

"Will I ever feel really alive again now
that my spouse is gone?"

A death in the family is a heart wrenching experience that we must face eventually.  How can we help the people in our family as they cope with the normal feelings of grief experienced at the death of a spouse -- feelings
of confusion, loneliness, loss of identity and self esteem?

Joyful Again!, a program open to people of all faiths, is designed to help widowed persons move through bereavement and toward a state of psychological, spiritual and emotional wholeness.

Joyful Again! is based on the belief that with God's help all things are possible; that through Him we can help ourselves and each other.

Having other widowed people with whom to share your feelings can help you
find the strength to work through your grief and achieve personal growth in the acceptance of your loss.


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The Latest News

Joliet Slammers Baseball Game
August 30, 2014         6:05 PM
Silver Cross Field
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432

Folks who have participated in and are a part of Joyful Again are getting together for a fun event at the end of August. This is not a Fund Raiser but simply a night out with friends and volunteers who have attended or facilitated at Joyful Again weekends. So come on out for a minor league baseball game in Joliet to see the Joliet Slammers play baseball at Silver Cross Field and make new friends and see old friends as well. Tickets are $12.00 and will be prepaid for you so simply pick up your ticket outside the gate at the corner of Jefferson (Rt. 30) and 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive and pay your money at that time. Alumni, family and friends are all invited.
     Food will not be provided with the cost of the ticket, so you will be able to make your own food and drink selections during the game. There will be Fireworks after the game and other on field activities. If you have never been to a minor league game, you will be entertained by the various activities that occur at a game that you do not see at Cellular Field or Wrigley Field.
     If you decide to attend, please contact Charlie either by phone or by e-mail and leave your name and let him know how many tickets to purchase. If we get more than 20 attendees, we can get our name on the Scoreboard display and possibly select reserved seating. Please RSVP by August 15, 2014 to Charles Goetze at 815-462-0699 or rchasgnl@aol.com

Coming soon, a link to our new video giving a glimpse of what takes place during a Joyful Again! weekend program and comments from recent participants

Our Lady of the Angels Welcomes You…
to the Provincial House grounds of the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King and our Franciscan tradition of keeping Jesus central in our lives. Situated in the southwestern corner of the Archdioceses of Chicago, it offers a panoramic view of the Des Plaines valley.
    Our Lady of the Angels opens its doors extending hospitality to all who seek to deepen their spiritual lives allowing them the space and time to grow in their relationship with God.

The Rockford Dioceses is once again offering Joyful Again retreats. Contact them at: bishoplane@rockforddiocese.org.

Calling all JA alumni. We need your e-mail address to include you in all future outings/events. E-mail us at joyfulagain7211@gmail.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you.


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