Support Groups

Cancer Support Group:
If you have personally been affected by cancer, please contact Lori Joseph. This group is open to all people with any type of cancer who are looking for mutual support. Members will learn how to improve coping skills and meet others who are on the same journey. Please note this group is for cancer patients only. The Cancer Support Group meets monthly on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 -8:30pm.

St. Dymphna Support Group for Anxiety and Depression:
dymphnaPlease come for fellowship and support to a monthly meeting for individuals living with depression and anxiety. Topics will include wellness tools, mutual support, and community resources. Parishioner Hayley Whitman, will be our co-leader. Hayley is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC). Her training includes licenses to assist with individuals as well as groups, couples, and families. She is currently working at New Source Counseling, a local Christian counseling center. Hayley really loves what she does and in her own small way, feels called to help people be the person God wants them to be by providing them coping skills to help with anxiety and depression. Please call or email Lori Joseph with any questions 330.653.8118 ext.233 or

Family Support Group:
lgbt support1The Body of Christ in the Diocese of Cleveland is called to reverence each person as a unique reflection of God’s presence in our midst. We commit ourselves to become a community of care, support, formation, reconciliation and witness to justice with and among gay and lesbian persons, their parents, family members, and all who minister in and with this community.
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Our St. Mary Parish’s Family Support group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month @ 7:00pm in Rm 106. The goal of this ministry is not to attempt to alter any person’s sexual orientation; rather, it is our goal to support all persons in their quest for wholeness and holiness. Any questions, contact Lori Joseph at 330.653.8118 ext 233.

Military Support Ministry:
This ministry coordinates communication between active military and/or their immediate families to determine needs that may arise, special prayer intentions and promotions and achievements. The Holy Hour and Benediction every third Thursday of the month is dedicated to Safety of the Military and World Peace.
2018 Veterans Day Celebration:

2016 Veterans Day Celebration:

Words of Thanks to Active Military:

Please complete this form if you have an immediate family member who is active military:

Military Support Ministry Form

This form may be filled out by a member of St. Mary Parish, in Hudson, Ohio, who has an immediate family member that is active duty. We need full military title in proper written format (please refer to your military member).