Ministry of Consolation, Grief and Bereavement


Grief Support group on Indy’s South-side and on Zoom

The Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home (6107 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227) is offering a new support group for anyone who is grieving, even if they have not used their services. Meetings are the second Monday of each month from 6-7PM on site or you can contact Macy for a Zoom link at (317) 787-8224.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Monday, November 9th
  • Monday, December 14th
  • Monday, January 11th
  • Monday, February 8th

ava's grace (Pregnancy & Infant Loss)

ava’s grace seeks to bring the rich resources of our faith to bear on the heart-breaking loss of a child. Monthly support group meets over Zoom. Open to anyone who has lost a baby before or after birth, whether recently or long ago; meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom. Contact Lisa Everett, Director for Marriage & Family Ministry, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend at and (574) 234-0687 ext 4110. Visit the ava’s grace website for a variety of resources to comfort, encourage and provide practical information:

Archdiocean Ministry of Consolation Core Team

The AMCCT representing the four Indianapolis deaneries provides to those involved in, or wishing to be involved in, Consolation Ministry the opportunity to develop or enhance their parish outreach programs to the brokenhearted through networking, education, training, and continuous support.  The intent is to build an archdiocesan community where those who have lost a loved one feel the care and comfort of the Holy Spirit and their church.  These core team members are available to share their knowledge in consolation ministries and offer support to those caring for the bereaved. Please feel free to contact them for bereavement related needs or concerns.

Dcn Pat Bower &  Lynn Bower, St. Barnabas – South Deanery Email:

Peggy Clegg, St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Little Flower – East Deanery

317-357-8352 ext. 32 Email:

Patti Collins, St. Jude – South Deanery Email:

Marilyn Hess, Holy Spirit Parish – East Deanery Email:

Mona Lime, St. Simon the Apostle – North Deanery Email:

Maria Pimentel-Gannon, St. Monica – West Deanery Email:

Gabriela Ross, Coordinator of Marriage and Family Life: or

(317) 592-4007


Support and Resources

State and National Resources

Indianapolis Area Resources

If you need assistance finding a support group in the Indianapolis area, or would like additional information please contact, Gabriela Ross, Coordinator of Marriage and Family Life, for additional information at 317-592-4007 or

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