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on December 9

   Sr. Joanne Vallero, CSJ, is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.  She has been an educator in the Archdiocese of Chicago at the elementary and secondary levels.  She has served as pastoral associate at both Holy Angels Parish, Aurora, and, for the past 19 years, at St. Dennis Parish in Lockport.  She has particularly enjoyed serving in the faith formation, parish outreach, pastoral care, spiritual companioning and bereavement ministries, having organized and coordinated the bereavement ministries in each parish. We warmly invite you to this special Christmas Tea!  Come listen to Sr. Joanne, and connect with others to share in community.

   This event will take place at the Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill. The $15 fee can be paid at the door with cash or a check payable to Diocese of Joliet.  To register, call 815-838-5334, email  familyministry@dioceseofjoliet.org or register online at http://conta.cc/2hkJLiU .  Reservations are required by December 1.  

Single Through Loss (STL) is an inter–parish committee of the Office of Family Ministry of the Diocese of Joliet whose members include support group leaders of “Divorce and Beyond, the “Joyful Again” widowed ministry, and other peer support groups in the diocese. 

 STL’s mission is to provide spiritual enrichment and networking opportunities for widowed and divorced Catholics who have passed through the initial stages of grief and are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives.  STL meetings are open to individuals of all denominations who are respectful of faith-based values.