Divorced or Separated?

Thursdays, Oct. 6–Dec. 22 at 7:00 pm

Starting in October, St. Mark will be hosting a Divorced and Separated Support Group for parishioners going through this difficult experience. The group will meet for 11 sessions starting Thursday, October 6 from 7:00–8:30 pm and continuing through December 22 (taking off Thanksgiving Day).

The lead group facilitator is Deacon Basil Balke, a Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Deacon and licensed professional counselor at Mount Tabor Counseling. He is passionate about integrating the Catholic spiritual life and mental health. He will be joined by Marianne, a co-facilitator in training. See Deacon Balke’s bio here.

To ensure the efficacy of the group, space is limited and spots will go quickly. This group is intended and designed around those who have been divorced or separated for six months of longer. (Before six months, grief is often too acute for groups of this nature to be beneficial to the participant. Those needing alternative resources may contact the parish directly for more information.)

Prior to acceptance into the group, and for the good of the group, those who wish to participate must complete a check-in phone call with the group facilitator(s) to ensure that they are a good fit for the group and vice versa. 

Upon acceptance into the group, there is a program expense fee of $99 for the 11 weeks. Financial assistance is available as needed.