In order to protect our young people, the Archdiocese requires that any volunteer working with our youth attend Virtus Training and agree to a background check.
Divorce Support Group
Professional counselors hold an ongoing monthly meeting for recently divorced or currently divorcing adults who find themselves in need of support and encouragement. The group meets in the Flavin Room (lower level of the rectory) from 7:00 - 8:15 pm on the first Friday of each month. The goal of this group is to provide support in your grief and to help you find healing and hope. Pay what you can per session; no one will be turned away.
Support Group Directors
Joyce Hennelly, LSW, Certified Gerontology
Joyce’s areas of interest: teens, adults, older adults and their families
Joyce is a Licensed Social Worker with a Certificate in Gerontology. She has a special interest in the needs of older adults as they explore issues associated with aging such as loss, grief and life’s meaning. Joyce also works compassionately with the children and spouses of aging or ill adults who face unique stresses of their own. She works with older adults, adults, and adolescents individually and in groups. Joyce is a graduate of Jane Addams College of Social Work. Her office is located in Glenview.
Valerie Spingola, LCSW
Valerie’s areas of interest: Teens, Young Adults, Women in transition
Val is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adolescents and adults individually and in groups. She particularly enjoys helping teens manage the challenges of individuation in a healthy, prosperous way. Val also works with women in transition, assisting them to gain insight and move through stressful periods such as post partum, motherhood, divorce, and empty nest issues. She seeks to foster real growth for clients by incorporating faith and spirituality into their work together. She is a graduate of Jane Addams College of Social Work. Her office is located in Glenview.