Bereavement Ministry


Understanding Your Grief: Hope for the Holidays

The Pandemic of Grief

Funerals in the Time of Coronavirus

Nurturing Hope in Difficult Times

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic

Team Members

Carol Schwendenmann
Theresa Schwering
Kathy Shields
Suzie Beagle

How to reach us:

Call the Parish Office (812.663.8427) and ask to have one of the team members contact you.

Or, you can reach us via email at:

Ministry, Commission,
Committee or Service name:  Bereavement
Chair or Point of Contact:       Carol Schwendenmann;  812-593-3119

Reporting Structure:                D.R.E. (Anita Navarra)
Mission or Purpose:                Provide support and consolation to members of our parish as
well as surrounding parishes in the Batesville Deanery.
Functions, Duties Activities:   Plan and host Seasons of Hope, a six week program held in the
Spring and Fall.  Plan and host Grieving Through the Holidays, a one evening program held in November.  The committee also provides: One-to-One ministry with team members (year round); Grief Resource Library; Care Notes; preparation and mailing of Sympathy, Death Anniversary and Christmas Cards.
Membership:   Volunteer        How Many Members?:            4
Term of membership:              n/a
How often are meetings?:       Monthly in addition to our prepared programs.
When are new officers installed?:       n/a
Are outside volunteers sought for projects or activities?:       No.  Former participants serve as
volunteers during our scheduled programs
Immediate need for volunteers?:         No