Grief Support Committee Resources

The following documents are available for committee members working with someone who has experienced a loss. After you are contacted by the coordinators, please use these resources. Our Pastor will have sent a letter to the person prior to your contact. 

We ask that you reach out with a card or phone call before sending letters. The "Grief Support Follow Up Sheet" is useful for recording information on the person you are assisting and the mailings you send. 

Grief Support Committee Coordinators: Mary Ann Barry ([email protected]   319-268-1147) or Judy Hagen ([email protected]   319-266-7705).


Print for your use: Grief Support Follow Up Sheet


Grief Support Letters and Enclosures

Letters in Microsoft Word may be downloaded and personalized. If you cannot open the Word documents, print the PDF and write in the recipient and sender names. The suggested enclosures listed below the letters do not require personalization and may be printed by clicking on the title. Below the St. Patrick documents are links to mailings prepared by Cedar Valley Hospice. They are organized by months 1-12. Feel free to use these mailings as well.


Additional Resources

  • 8 Tips for Mindfully Processing Grief  PDF
  • 11 Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved PDF & Treatment vs. Companioning PDF
  • How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do  PDF
  • For you at Easter PDF