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 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

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

Monday Mourning: Supporting One Another Through Grief

A new grief support series for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one will begin on October 1 with both morning (9:15-10:45) and evening (7:00-8:30) sessions in the Maroon Center.  Participants will gather for 7 Mondays to focus on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual pieces of the grief process and how to heal and move through the challenges.  We will be using a journaling workbook that helps us dive into the tasks of mourning.  There is no cost for this group, but you must register so we may order your book.  For additional information and to register by 9/24, please contact Jennifer at 614.876.1272 ex 227 or email




Contact Us

Jennifer Rice, MA, LISW-S |614.876.1272 ext.227 |