Bereavement Program: A Journey of Grief


Losing a loved one is devastating.  The St. Joan of Arc Bereavement Ministry provides immediate support following the death of a family member, and ongoing support for those who are struggling with their loss.  Through personal contact and with the affirmation of God’s continued love and presence, we will help the grieving move through the grieving process and adapt to their new life.

Our main function is to provide hospitality and support for families, including babysitting, house-sitting and transportation for out-of-town guests, upon request of the family.

This ministry also prepares and serves lunch for families after a funeral Mass.  This allows the family and friends time together to grieve and support one another.

Volunteers for the funeral meal can assist by providing food items, or help set-up, prepare meals, serve the families, and/or clean-up after the meal.

If you are interested in helping us with this vital ministry, please contact Kathleen Walsh.

Bereavement Coordinator
Kathleen Walsh
614.761.0905

kwalsh@stjoanofarcpowell.com