Care and Consolation

Our Purpose

To meet parish family members in times of rough seas and offer them care, consolation, and connection through support, prayer, and the sacraments.

How Can We Help?

If you or someone you know is unable to attend Mass (short or long-term) and would like the Eucharist brought to them at home or in a facility, please contact Jennifer at jrice@stbrendans.net to arrange.  Our  extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion visit weekly.

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.

Jennifer Rice, MA, LISW-S is on staff and here Monday-Thursday 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, two clinicians are connected with us to provide support to our parishioners. All scheduling and billing through insurance or self-pay is directly through these clinicians and SOPCC.

Julie Stalford, MSW, LSW offers counseling here on Fridays. Prior work experience includes extensive work overseas as a coordinator for Peace Corps, Paraguay in sustainable development, working with dying aids patients, a Religious Education Director at St. Martins in Florida, assisting Mother Angelica with care during a discernment process at OLAM Shrine. She has experience in grief counseling, teens, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, adult children of alcoholics and the St. Thomas Aquinas “Affirmation” psychotherapy discipline. In addition, she is fluent in Spanish. Contact Julie to schedule at 614-442-7650 Ext. 9 or julie.sopcc@gmail.com

Terri Johnston, LPCC-S has a private practice office on Bethel Rd. Terri 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 and mention that you are from St. B for priority scheduling. 614-519-7364 or terri.sopcc@gmail.com.

Great Need for Ministers to the Sick!

Thank you for your dedicated commitment, loyal heart, and brave spirit in carrying out your responsibility.  Bringing communion to us every week shows there are souls in this world that are pure and true.

These are words from one of many Catholics we serve at home or in a nursing facility each week, bringing Jesus through the Eucharist to them when they cannot attend Mass – for weeks or even years.  We are their connection to the Church and they depend on us to consistently be present for their spiritual care.

Can you be the next to minister to these great needs?  Time commitment is once per month to visit a facility in our parish area.  Needs that we must fill for September include:

Mill Run Care Center – 10:30 service and communion in rooms, second Sunday of the month

Heartland of Dublin – second week of the month room visits Sunday or during week

Laurels of Hilliard – first week of the month and fifth week (occurs quarterly) room visits Sunday or during the week

Sanctuary of Tuttle – assist with first Sunday of the month service at 2:00, visit rooms

Stone Oak Retirement – lead 2:00 communion service first Friday of the month

WE NEED YOU to be able to continue to provide consistent service to these dear souls!  Contact Jennifer for more information and training.

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Contact Us

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