Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Never before in history have we seen the number of people worldwide struggling to juggle the demands of everyday life with that of caring for an aging, ill or disabled loved one. Globally, there are an estimated 349 million family caregivers, many who are suffering from depression, chronic stress and medically- related conditions, and who are hungry for spiritual support.

In a sea of materials, websites and programs for caregivers in the public domain, few focus on the whole person and most lack the key element of faith. Nourish for Caregivers is the first of its kind, providing an effective Christ-centered program to minister to the practical, emotional and spiritual needs of caregivers.

Our mission is to support and empower caregivers through the gift of faith.

It’s no secret that when someone takes on the role of caregiver they take on stress, exhaustion, and frustrations. As a result, caregivers and health professionals often report declining health, emotional fatigue, depression and even spiritual depletion. In this state, purpose and meaning can be easily lost. Nourish for Caregivers provides the tools and resources to build resilience by supporting the practical, emotional and spiritual needs so that they can experience the many blessings that come with caregiving.

Who’s caring for the caregiver?

Plain and simple, WE care for caregivers, and in caring for caregivers, we know that patient experiences and care are better, too. We meet caregivers where they are. Unlike other caregiver support groups, we stand alone in offering a faith-based curriculum to address the spiritual needs of caregivers, along with their practical and emotional needs.

When do we meet?

The Nourish for Caregivers group at SRN meets at 1:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month in Room 400, just off the Parish Life Center. Sessions are 90 minutes. Please enter through Door G. This is a fully accessible entrance, and handicap parking is available outside this door. Please drive to the back of our campus, and park in the school parking lot. Virtual resources are available for those who cannot attend in-person.

Critical Objectives


  • Discover the power of faith and spiritual teachings essential to caring for others and one’s self.
  • Address the emotional side of caregiving relationships with God, family, and their loved one.


  • Provide an outlet for learning, sharing, and growing with the exchange of ideas, solutions, and encouragement
  • Connect with others going through similar experiences who share common faith values and beliefs.


  • Support Caregivers in finding peace, comfort, and joy in their caregiving journey.
  • Fulfill unmet needs through the strengths and gifts of the faith community.


Deacon John Ashmore
(616) 676-9111 ext 121