Care and Consolation

We will begin a 6-week grief support group on September 27 for those who are living with the loss of a loved one. Losses should be within the last 2 years. We will pray, reflect, share stories, and learn about how to cope physically, emotionally and spiritually. The group will take place on Monday mornings (time tbd) or Monday early afternoon. Please fill out the form below to note your preference and register. For questions, contact Jennifer at jrice@stbrendans.net

Updates

We are returning to most of the facilities in our parish area to bring the Eucharist!  There are several Sunday morning and weekday spots open. The commitment is monthly or quarterly. If you are interested in being trained to serve as an EMHC to visit the sick, please contact Jennifer.

 

Do you love to plan meals? Entertain? Serve others with the gift of hospitality? We are looking for a coordinator or two for our Celebration of Life Luncheon after funerals. This person (or pair or trio) receives info on numbers and meal needs from Jennifer, then creates a sign up for people to bring food or serve in some way at the meal. He or she is also responsible for ordering the main dish. ensuring slots are filled, and communicating with the team. While it is helpful for the coordinator to be on site, it is not necessary as we have a strong team that is able to be present. Interested in hearing more? Contact Jennifer. We cannot restart our funeral luncheons without coordinators in place. You are needed!

 

How Can We Help?

The document below is a list of area agencies that offer help in the areas of food, rent, utilities, or other needs. Please call the agency first as their operations may be different in this time of pandemic.

Resources for Those In Need

 

Our parish is able to provide limited assistance to our parishioners and school families who have financial needs related to the impact of COVID-19.  Please complete the application below or call us to begin the process. Applications are reviewed by the pastor and his designee. We will call you with any questions.

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    Check the COVID-related circumstances that have caused a financial need.

 

We want your parish to be the place to turn in time of need. St. Brendan offers counseling for parishioners of all ages and needs. You may contact Jennifer for a referral or any of the clinicians directly.

Counseling is available in person (distanced in office) and via video or phone call.

Jennifer Rice, MA, LISW-S is on staff  to provide counseling to adults in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, spiritual and life concerns. She has degrees in clinical social work and theology, and brings experience working in the mental health, medical, hospice and bereavement fields. Short-term counseling is provided at no cost, but a donation to the care and consolation ministry is welcome if able.

Through an agreement with Spirit of Peace Clinical Counseling, their Catholic clinicians are available to provide support to our parishioners.  All scheduling and billing through insurance or self-pay is directly through these clinicians and SOPCC. More info on these clinicians and others from SOPCC can be found at http://www.spiritofpeaceclinicalcounseling.com/

 Honor Worthington, MA, LPCC offers counseling in her office nearby.  She holds a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling and is a certified Spiritual Director.  Honor has practiced in a variety of settings as a person- centered therapist, whose experience includes working with adolescents through the geriatric population. “I utilize a variety of disciplines that are tailored to the individual’s concerns enabling the most effective treatment for each person.  Whether you are experiencing individual, family, relationship, educational, or stage of life issues, I can help you to develop and utilize strategies designed to use your strengths more effectively in reaching both short and long- term goals.”  Contact Honor to schedule at 614-442-7650 Ext. 14  or honor.sopcc@gmail.com.

Terri Johnston, LPCC-S is a Registered Play Therapist, a Certified Trauma and Loss Specialist-Clinical, has EMDR training, and completed Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  Her areas of focus are children ages 5+, couples, families, and individuals.  Contact Terri to schedule at her office on Bethel Rd.  Please mention you are from St. B for priority scheduling.  614-519-7364 or terri.sopcc@gmail.com

Communion at Home

We are able to offer safe and brief visits to those who are unable to attend Mass due to ongoing illness/mobility issues OR currently identified in the at-risk category for COVID-19. Our trained EMHC’s will visit with masks and sanitized hands to provide prayer and the Eucharist inside your home, in garage, or on your porch.

Please fill out the form below to sign up for visits. Note that the frequency of visits will be determined by the availability of volunteers, but will be at least biweekly. We will contact you to assign an EMHC and schedule.

Communion at Home

Contact Us

Jennifer Rice, MA, LISW-S | 614.876.1272 ext.227 | jrice@stbrendans.net