Associated Groups

For more information or to join one of these groups, please contact the St. Francis Parish Office, at 519-745-7301 or stfranciskitchener@hamiltondiocese.com.

Bereavement Support GroupBereavement Hands

Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one? We are here to help each other journey through the grieving process. This small group meets at St. Francis, beginning in November for 12 weeks. For more information please contact the Parish Office.

Levels Program: Divorce and Separation

Divorce and separation are painful periods in most people’s Levels symbollives because they were not part of the plan when they married. This can be a time of both grief and pain. This is a time to look after yourself if you are going to ensure that your other responsibilities (children, job and/or family) do not suffer. For yourself and others in your life you care about, it is a time to work on being healthy and happy.

The Levels Programs 1 and 2 are offered at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  Call the Parish Office for more information or to sign up for the next session.

Level 1: Learning to Cope

Recovering from the trauma of separation or divorce is not done alone.  This program is designed to provide resources for those who are recently separated or divorced or have already filed for divorce. Our ten week session offers the tools to help men and women through the journey of initial stress, anger and guilt, to ultimate forgiveness, happiness and growth.
~ Diocese of Hamilton, Family Ministry Office

Registration Form for Level 1

Level 2: Accepting the Situation

This ten week self-help program is intended to help separated and divorced persons understand the process of ending a marriage relationship. The program will help a person work through the divorce process more quickly and with less emotional pain. Topics include letting go, self-concept, grief, anger, friendships, trust, singleness and children.
~ Diocese of Hamilton, Family Ministry Office

Registration Form for Level 2 

Level 3: Enhancing Self Esteem

This program provides the opportunity to increase your self-awareness and to learn specific skills for building positive self-esteem. Some of the issues covered are: taking responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, how to behave assertively, and setting realistic goals for the future.
~ Diocese of Hamilton, Family Ministry Office

Level 3 is not offered in Kitchener Waterloo this Fall, but you can register for a session in Hamilton by clicking the link below.
Registration Form for Level 3

For more information on the Keys to A Loving Relationship Program, please see the Hamilton Diocese website.