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?

Our parish is committed to supporting our family members through pastoral care, counseling, outreach, and resource referral. See the sections below or contact us for more information.

 

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.

  • Please select your status.
    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.

**COVID-19 Update: Counseling is still available, but through the use of video conferences. Please contact Jennifer for referral or to schedule an appointment.

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, 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 here on Fridays, 9-5.  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, preferably on your porch, garage, or outside area. If it is not possible for you to get outside, the EMHC can briefly enter your home to provide communion.

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 monthly. 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