May 2021 Edition
Mental Health Awareness &
Preparing for Father's Day Grief
"And I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty."

~2 Corinthians 6:18
In- Person and Virtual Support Groups
The Catholic Cemeteries Association will host both our in-person and virtual support groups on Sunday, May 16. In person groups will meet at 3pm, and our virtual group will meet at 5pm via Zoom.

May's topics are: Mental Health Awareness & Preparing for Father's Day Grief

Registration is free and open to anyone seeking bereavement support.


Questions? Contact Rhonda at 216-930-4866 or rabrams@clecem.org
Losing your father (or a father figure) can be one of life’s most traumatic events. As people who are known for being your biggest cheerleader, friend, fixer, and life coach—losing them will change your life as you know it. Each person has a very unique relationship with their father. This means that no grief experience will ever be exactly the same. However, there are some common emotions most people feel after losing their dad. Grief reactions may also depend on your stage in life. A younger person who still lives at home and depends on their father for daily support may feel a stronger sense of abandonment, whereas someone in their 60’s who remained close to their father may feel a stronger loss in regard to the decades of friendship established between them and their father. No matter your age, keep reading for some specific emotions you may feel after losing your father, as well as ways to work through these emotions... keep reading.