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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
 
Bereavement Hospitality 
This ministry works with the Bereavement Ministry, helping a grieving family by providing a gathering space and hospitality to celebrate the life of their deceased loved one. If your gifts lie in consolation and healing of the grieving, please consider becoming a bereavement hospitality minister. 
Contact: Rosemary Mahoney, 513-460-2050

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, January 12, 2022 and will end on February 23, 2022. 

 

Contact:  Mary Selvaggi, 513-388-4184 


Parent/Significant Adult Loss Group : for children along with a parent or a guardian
After the pandemic, these meetings have not resumed in person. Hoping to come back in person in January or February 2022. Normally run by Fernside on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:30-8 pm in the IHM school cafeteria from September to June. There are no summer meetings. Call Fernside to register: 513-246-9140. 

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
 
For other grief support resources, contact Mary Selvaggi, 513-388-4184.