The Good Grief Brunch Club meets on the first Saturday of each month at the St. Ambrose Catholic Church Parish Center, 1703 Burry St. in Crest Hill, or Resurrection Cemetery at 135th & Route 53 in Romeoville. We will send out notices with the correct venue.
Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of fire department affiliation.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Brother Ed Arambasich at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 409-8705.
November 6, 2021, at 11 AM was the first meeting of the Good Grief Brunch Club. It was held at the Happy Place Cafe, 1150 W. Jefferson Street in Shorewood, IL 60404. Thank you to all who attended!
The Good Grief Supper Club was first introduced by Brother Ed Arambasich through the Quincy, IL Fire Department to give those who have experienced the loss of a loved one an opportunity to gather with one another in support. He has since extended this program to Joliet and Joliet Firefighters and their families renamed the Good Grief Brunch Club. The healing act of sharing a meal is practiced all over the world and gathering can provide much-needed support. Please call Brother Ed if you are interested in attending at (815) 409-8705 or email him at email@example.com.
Special thanks to the group organizers (pictured L to R) Rachel Boros, LPC from Westside Children's Therapy; Mary Frances Seeley, OSF, Ph.D. from the Upper Room Crisis Hotline; Br. Ed Arambasich, OFM and Joliet Fire Department Chaplain; and Carol Lehman (not pictured).
In November 2021, Br. Ed procured donated space at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Crest Hill for a Living Room. This is a multipurpose space where people can gather for various reasons, including the Good Grief Brunch Club. Thank you to Br. Ed and to St. Ambrose.
It is the mission of the Good Grief Brunch Club to lend aid to those who are grieving from the loss of a loved one by gathering together, sharing a meal, and supporting our firefighter community.