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Losing a loved one through death is hard.  You don’t need to travel on this path alone.

Members of the Saint Matthew Bereavement Ministry group walk with other parishioners on their journey through grief by correspondence, conversations or visits, whichever seems appropriate.

For those who have suffered a loss:  If you have lost someone dear to you and would like the companionship of someone who cares, please contact the rectory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (574) 289-5539. 

For those who would like to join the bereavement ministry group:  Please contact Mary Andrews at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Linda Diltz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to become a member of this important ministry at Saint Matthew Cathedral.

Additional Grief Resources

Our St. Matthew Meal Ministry is available to offer meals for parishioners who are grieving the loss of a loved one. To request meals, or to refer someone to the Meal Ministry program, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saint Joseph Funeral Homes has a grief and healing section on its website.

The Center for Hospice Care has many resources for individuals who have suffered a loss, including counseling, group support and classes.  All services are free.