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From the Desk of Father Rubey
4 days ago by Father Ruby
I recently read an article that talked about the issue of “ambush” in the process of the grief journey. By ambush I mean situations where a grieving person is “ambushed” by grief during a routine experience such as grocery shopping.
Telling Children the Truth about Suicide
4 days ago by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
The notion of telling children about the suicide of their parent or sibling usually evokes a sense of dread. We want to protect our children.

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From the desk of Father Rubey
Thursday, May 01, 2014 by Father Rubey
In May our country celebrates Mother’s Day which is a day when we honor our Mothers who are still here and fondly remember those Mothers who are a part of the hereafter. For those Mothers who are grieving the death of a child from suicide or those children who are grieving the loss of a Mother from suicide this is an especially painful day. It is a day when families go out for brunch to honor Mothers and do something special for the Mothers in our lives. The day is fraught with a lot of pain for grief stricken people who are painfully reminded that a special person is absent from these festivities. There is a missing card or a card that can’t be given to a missing Mother. This is a day that grieving people would like to have stricken from the calendar. Unfortunately that won’t happen.
From the desk of Father Rubey
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 by Father Rubey
During the month of April, two of the prophetic religions celebrate very important feasts of their religious beliefs. Jewish people, our elders in the faith, celebrate the Passover. For the last couple of years I have been invited to Passover and am able to participate in the meal as well as in the ritual of the Seder. For me it is a very prayerful experience. Christians celebrate the Feast of Easter which is the major Feast of the liturgical year. Christians celebrate the triumph of Jesus over His Death when we remember that He was raised from the dead. These two feasts delve into the mystery of God in God’s interaction with humans.