Living With Grief During the Holidays (via Zoom)

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November 6, 2021 | Saturday 2:00-4:00 p.m. CDT

Facilitated by Vicki Farley, DMIN and Mary Kay Whitacre, DMIN
Cost: free-will offering

The memories, traditions, and celebrations of the holiday season can be a bittersweet reminder of the love you had and lost. It can be hard to face the merriment around you while your heart is breaking. A new normal has been thrust on you that can be hard to navigate. This session will be an opportunity to share your grief and plan for a meaningful holiday season with others who understand.

Please register by November 3. Once we have received your registration, we will send you an invoice for the retreat. Please know we have scholarships available, and if you would like to make a request, email S. Carol Ann at We strongly encourage you to add to your email contacts, to ensure the delivery of the source email containing the Zoom link and any additional materials or guidelines for the retreat, which will be emailed the day prior to the retreat. We look forward to seeing you online.
Vicki Farley is a board-certified chaplain (2002) through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She’s worked 6 years in acute care and 14 years in hospice and palliative care. She currently is working as a hospice chaplain for North Hawaii Hospice. She holds a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Seattle University and one in Clinical Leadership: End-of-Life Care from George Washington University. She earned her Doctor of Ministry from Seattle University. She’s co-led several Journey through Grief sessions and grief support groups as well as presenting on the topic of end-of-life and living with grief.
Mary Kay Whitacre is a 2005 graduate of Souljourners and has been on the Souljourners staff since 2005.  She has worked in pastoral ministry in the Catholic Church for more than 40 years. She has a master’s degree from Seattle University and has recently received her Doctor of Ministry from Seattle University.  Mary Kay is Associate Director of Souljourners and does spiritual direction, supervision, and a variety of retreats.