St. Martha Grief Support Ministry

"Blessed are those who  mourn,
for they shall be comforted."  Matthew 5:4
The mission of the St. Martha Grief Ministry
is to provide spiritual support in a safe,
caring and nurturing environment
to those who are grieving the death
or impending death of someone loved. 
We prayerfully and compassionately seek
to provide opportunities
for people to share experiences
by offering companionship
for the journey of grief.

Grief Support Ministry Committee Members
If you have questions or would like to assist the committee in planning activities, please call or e-mail any of the members listed below:


 Mary Govoni
 (517) 214-8223
 Lori Rasche
 (517)449-3485  lorimr@aol.com



Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

2014 Schedule of Meetings:
Tuesday evenings, 6:30 -  8:30 in the Parish Hall
Start date is September 9 and runs through December 2. 

Grief Support Resources

(Click on the program type for  more information)

Hospice Grief Program
Hospice of Lansing and Ionia Area:  (517) 882-4500
McLaren Visiting Nurse Services of Michigan:  (517) 975-9900
Sparrow Hospice Services:  (517) 364-4708

Funeral Homes Grief Support Services
Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes:  (517) 482-1651
Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes:  (517) 333-3636
Palmer, Bush, Jensen Family funeral Homes:  (517) 268-2100

Additional Area Support Services
Arthritis and Chronic Pain:  (517) 676-9449
Caregivers Support Group:  (517) 372-9163
Pet Loss Support Group:  (517) 432-5967
     Bereavement Services for Children
Ele's Place:  (517) 482-1315
Mid-Michigan Motherless Daughters:  (517)  449-9247

Bereavement Services for Parents
Compassionate Friends:  (517) 393-8327
Hoping:  Helping Other Parents in Normal Gried:  (517) 316-7984
Tomorrow's Child/MI SIDS:  (800) 331-7437
Toward Healing:  (517) 676-9449

Bereavement Services for Spouses
Beginning Experience
Divorced, Separated, Widowed Support Group:  (517) 339-9095
Widowed Companions:  9517) 676-9449