ND Campus Ministry to host ‘Home for the Holidays’ support group

first_imgFor many in the Notre Dame community, the holiday season is a joyful time of year and something to look forward to during the stress of finals. However, for those suffering from the recent loss of a loved one, Christmas, and all that comes with it, can sometimes bring more pain than cheer. To help those experiencing loss during the holiday season, Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry is holding a grief support group called “Home For the Holidays,” Associate director of pastoral care Tami Schmitz said.“The holidays can be particularly tough, especially if it’s the first time [someone is] celebrating without one of their family members,” she said in an email. “The purpose of the session is to remind students they are not alone and to offer some practical suggestions for facing the holidays.”Schmitz said though Campus Ministry offers a variety of grief groups throughout the year, they have never offered this specific session. “We sensed that it was something needed this year,” she said.Though this is the first year “Home for the Holidays” is being offered, Schmitz said Campus Ministry has been helping bereaved students heal for over a decade. “Our grief ministry began about 15 years ago when there was an incoming first-year student whose father was tragically killed a few days before bringing her to Notre Dame,” Schmitz said. “Jerry and Dorene Hammes, who were avid Notre Dame supporters, were friends with this family and reached out to the [Vice President] for Student Affairs at the time and generously offered to provide support for a grief support initiative. That was the catalyst that has allowed us to serve so many students over the years.”Schmitz said she hopes the session will lead to people gaining tools to make it through holiday traditions during this difficult time. “We hope those who participate will gain some ideas of how to face the holiday season without their loved one,” she said. “We know nothing we say can heal all the wounds and brokenness that death leaves behind. But we can at least be present, listen and offer support as needed.”Despite the fact that every person coping with the death of a loved one experiences grief differently, Schmitz said she hopes that those who participate can find some comfort in solidarity with the rest of the group. “The purpose of the session is to remind students they are not alone and to offer some practical suggestions for facing the holidays,” she said. “We will also have a student who lost her brother about a year ago share about the challenges and the support she has experienced these past months.  I am hoping those who come know that even though it’s an extremely difficult time, [they] will feel supported and know that they can get through it.”Though nothing can bring back the people who have died, Schmitz said there are some things that may help students to honor their loved ones who have died and cope with the loss. “Each person’s experience of grief is different so there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer,” she said. “But there are some things that may be helpful: find a way to honor your loved one at the holiday meal with a prayer, give a gift in the name of the person who died, give yourself permission to slip away and do something for you, prepare the favorite foods of your loved one and share a favorite story or memory are a few ideas.”The “Home for the Holidays” grief support group will be meeting Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in 301 of the Coleman-Morse Center. All students — undergraduate and graduate — are welcome to attend.Tags: Campus Ministry, home for the holidays, support grouplast_img read more

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PREMIUMThousands displaced in Jakarta as floods recede

first_imgGoogle Topics : #flooding flood #Jakarta Jakarta-flood Floodwaters have started to recede after inundating areas of Jakarta and displacing residents as rains reached what is expected to be their seasonal peak over the weekend.As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, South Gunung Sahari subdistrict in Central Jakarta was the last area to be inundated with floodwaters above 150 centimeters, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) website for real-time flood information, petabencana.id.Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Subejo said the flooding had subsided and the number of inundated areas was decreasing.”We hope that in the next few days the risk of flooding will get lower,” he told The Jakarta Post via text message on Sunday.Some people are still displaced, living in shelters as they wait for the mud in their neighborhood to be cleaned up, according to an agency statement released earlier on Sunday…. Linkedin Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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What does Mirandés complain about? Of the biggest rest that Real has for the return of semis

first_imgBoth correspond to the current season. The Coruxo was measured to Andoni Iraola’s pupils in the first tie with only two days off. The Vigués team played their league match against Las Palmas Atlético on Sunday morning, a schedule that marks the Spanish Federation as it is a Canarian club that travels to the peninsula, and on Tuesday he faced the Reddish team at 4:00 p.m. In the same scenario. It is true that it was up to the local entity to determine the day of the match so there can be no complaint about it.And the other assumption has to do with the Royal Society. Some of their fans do not understand the claim of Mirandés since the Gipuzkoan team defeated Mallorca in the domestic competition on a Sunday afternoon and three days later he beat Osasuna in the round of eighths. In the Mirandesista bosom they have made it clear on several occasions that the Txuri-Urdin club has nothing to do with this whole issue. The relationship between both institutions is magnificent. Even the reddish team has three players on loan from Real: Jon Guridi, Martín Merquelanz and Modibo Sagnan. While Mirandés claims his right to have at least the same rest days as his rival in the semifinals, in San Sebastián they throw numbers in order to dismantle the argument of the rojillo club. It is noted that the Mirandés has had 112 hours more than its rivals to prepare for the Cup matches, while the Real has been harmed by having 82 hours less throughout the tournament. They forget the data for the return crash. Those in Anduva will have 39 hours less, to which we must add that the picture of Imanol Alguacil since he played the first leg at the Reale Arena until tomorrow’s appointment against Valencia has had 213 hours of rest since his league duel in Ipurúa was postponed.If we add to this that there are another 24 hours of difference between the games that both teams play this weekend, that each draw their own conclusions. And all this without counting that Mirandés disputed his postponement against Zaragoza this past Wednesday. What is clear is that at the moment the date for the Mirandés celebration will not be advanced – Girona, nor is a change expected. There are some precedents in which the dispute day was not varied either of the league or cup match.last_img read more

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