Resources for Grief Ministry


Care Notes

CareNotes, owned and operated by the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, are written for people dealing with intensely emotional situatiosn who are looking for concise, easy-to-read guidance and support.


Seasons of Hope

Seasons of Hope is a comprehensive guidebook for leaders and four participant journals. The program offers twenty-four scripture-based sessions for grievers, organized into four six-week seasons. Each season is self-contained and non-sequential so that participants may begin with any of the four seasons and parish leaders may schedule the six-week seasons as fits the particular pastoral needs of each individual parish.


Seasons of Hope Information Workshop

Christ Focused Widow’s Retreat

October 21 - 23, 2022

This retreat offers widows the opportunity to not only
identify with other widows but also feel companioned
and comforted on their grief journey.

Facilitated by:
Sister Connie Kramer, SP, Fr. Jim Farrell, Nancy Pinard

Register Online at:

Jennifer Burger, (317)545-7681

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House

5353 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46226




Begins Monday, November 9th at 7 pm in the Hospitality Room of St. Jude Catholic Church. 

This support group is for all those who have lost a loved one and are looking to share with others who grieve.

We will meet for 7 weeks and walk through the process of mourning and grief.

Please feel free to contact Patti Collins at or 317-786-4371 with any questions.

“Blessed are those who mourn; they shall be consoled” (Matthew 5:4).









O'Riley Grief Group

Second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm

Free. Everyone is welcome.






Widow & Widower Support Group

A group for those grieving the death of their spouse or life partner. Join with others to explore issues experienced by widows and widowers and find ways to cope.

Group meets bin-person. Register by call 317-982-3577 or email

Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

1 pm - 2:30 pm

450 N. Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN.




Red Bird Ministries

An organization that systematically guides individuals and couples through the complexity and trauma that happens with the loss ot a child form pregnancy through adulthood.



Nourish for Caregivers

It's no secret that when someone takes on the role of caregiver they take on stress, exhaustion, and frustrations. As a result, caregivers often report declining health, emotional fatigue, depression and even spiritual depletion. In this state, purpose and meaning can be easily lost. Our program is designed to provide the tools and resources to build a caregiver's resilience by supporting their practical, emotional and spiritual needs so that they can experience the many blessings that come with caregiving.


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:



Retrouvaille Retreat. Helping hurting marriages.

Retrouvaille is an international program that has been helping hurting marriages since 1977. Modeled on Worldwide Marriage Encounter, it focuses on communication and healing. To learn more and register please visit or email

To know the weekend calendar press here

Phone: 317 489 6811


Jerry and Mary Kaye Area Coordinators
Retrouvaille of Indianapolis




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, Director of Marriage and Family Life, for additional information at 317-592-4007 or

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