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Grief Support

Bereavement Ministry
A small group of parishioners, having felt called to minister to the sorrowing and grieving, have undertaken to provide consolation, support, and direct practical assistance to individuals and families who have experienced the death of a loved one. These ministers strive to ease the burden of those involved in planning a funeral liturgy, be it a liturgy/Mass or memorial service. They are able to assist with the grieving process, explain and help the grieving select the elements of a prayerful and respectful liturgy, act as liaisons between the family and the priest, ministers, musicians and others, as needed, as well as assist in accessing resources available before, during, and after a death occurs.

Contacts: Pat Riehle, 513-232-0392; Mary Selvaggi, 513-388-4184

Grief Support

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish offers an 8 week Grief Support Group in a series of 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Meetings are held in the Guadalupe Room. This group brings together people who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. All are welcome to attend. Two 8 week sessions are offered in the Spring and in the Fall. The next session will begin on Wednesday, September 20, 2021 and will end on November 10, 2021.


Contact:  Mary Selvaggi, 513-388-4184 

Ministers of Compassion
Ministers of Compassion offer pastoral and spiritual support to families who are grieving the death of a loved one. They are nurses with special training in dealing with grief and loss who help people move through the grief process with compassion and sensitivity. A key part of the ministry is to listen to those going through grief and serve in a supportive role.

Contact: Mary Selvaggi, 513-388-4184

Project Rachel
Project Rachel is the post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church. It is composed of a network of specially trained clergy, spiritual directors and therapists who provide compassionate one-on-one care and prayerful group experiences to those who are struggling with the aftermath of abortion. Project Rachel is designed to provide confidential and skilled help to each individual who comes to the ministry. Project Rachel is able to help women and men; parents and grandparents, siblings, friends, and others whose lives have been impacted by an abortion loss.

Contact: Confidential Line, 513-784-0531