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


Healing During the Holiidays Workshop to Navigate GriHolistic Healing Program San Diego & Austin – Optimum Health Instituteef during the Holidays.

Helpful tips to survive the social gatherings, and a chance to discover meaningful ways to remember those who are no longer here. Three Opportunities to attend this One Night Workshop:


Wednesday, December 8th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Option of joining virtually or in-person)

Registration required. Please call 317-982-3577 or email to register.

8450 N. Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis.



Grief Support Group for any Loss Type

Opportunity to learn what to expect in grief, creative ways to cope, and how to make meaningful memorials.

Group will meet for 8 consecutive Wednesday Evenings from 6 pm – 7:30 pm, beginning January 26th .

Registration is required.

Please call 317-746-0483 or email to register.

8450 N. Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis.







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 in person at 8450 N. Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis.

Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

1 pm - 2:30 pm

Questions at 317- 982-3577





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.

Marzo 4-6, 2022

August 12-14, 2022

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


Phone: 317 489 6811


Jerry and Mary Kaye Area Coordinators
Retrouvaille of Indianapolis



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

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