Resources for Widows & Widowers


St. Alexander’s Surviving Spouses  is a support group for widows and widowers.  They meet monthly on a designated Sunday at 1pm, alternating between discussion/sharing sessions in the  Parish Center, and a Luncheon at an area restaurant.    Call Carol Nash: 630-832-8152 for details.

Joyful Again  is a spiritual program for widowed men and women who want to resolve the normal grief they feel and begin to live again.  Details are on their website @, or call 708-354-7211.

New Beginnings:  After a divorce or a death of a spouse, what used to be US is no longer. It is a life transition that is neither welcome nor easy. And, it is necessary to transition to ME.

New Beginnings is a self-help support group where people help people through the difficult experience of death of a spouse, divorce, or in the process of divorce. We are a non-profit ministry of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville. Our focus is on the Spiritual, Intellectual and Emotional growth of our members.

We meet weekly from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at St. Raphael in Naperville (1215 Modaff Road). Come to the back of the building and look for the parish offices. Signs will be posted.  For more information, call St. Raphael at 630-355-4545, check out their website: