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From the Desk of Father Rubey
4 days ago by Father Ruby
In June, we celebrate Father’s Day. As we think of Fathers what word comes to our minds? For some, it is “caretaker.” For others, it is “protector.” Both connotations are very descriptive of who a Father is and is supposed to be.
Honesty after Loss
4 days ago by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
Grief has been said to strip away everything that is non-essential, a distillation process. But after the gaping shock of a suicide, the mind of the survivor is beset with layers of questions and conflicting narratives.

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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.
Grieving Over Time
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
What is the quality of grief that has been present in the life of a surviving person for quite some time? We want to give voice to this indefinite, very personal process of moving through grief after the quaking and shaking has subsided.  A survivor has come to a point of uneasy stillness, and she cannot see her future.