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Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Caring for the Caregiver: Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some point in our life. Though rewarding, it is not always easy. The Nourish for Caregivers ministry understands that family caregivers need somewhere to turn to for information, support in their faith and personal connection during the caregiver journey. Each Nourish gathering provides practical approaches, tools and resources to help navigate these times with a Christ-centered view. 

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Nourish for Caregivers “House Calls”

During these uncertain times, Nourish For Caregivers will continue to foster community for caregivers in the privacy and safety of your own home through Nourish “House Calls”.  Our mission is to bring hope and encouragement to those who feel hopeless and helpless in the face of this viral epidemic. Caregivers may participate via land line, cell phone, or through the use of a computer/tablet device. We hope you will join us as well as share this information with other caregivers who may benefit from these shared experiences.  Each call will last approximately one hour depending upon the  number of participants.

  • Tuesdays 11:00 am and 9:00 pm
  • Thursdays 11:00 am and 9:00 pm
  • Visit this website for log-in information:

Find a Nourish for Caregivers Meeting

Host ParishMeeting TimeParish ContactMore Info
St. Andrew, NewtownStart date to be determined.Donna Salvucci (Email)
Kathleen Cardinal (Email)
Parish website
St. Ann, PhoenixvilleVirtual Zoom Meetings
Second Mondays
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Email parish contact for details.
Chris Granese (Email)Parish website
St. Elizabeth, Chester SpringsStart date to be determined.Regan Sarmento (Email)Parish website
St. Issac Jogues, WayneStart date to be determined.Nancy Hicks (Email)Parish website
St. Peter, West BrandywineStart date to be determined.Cathy Samoylo (Email)Parish website
St. Anastasia, Newtown SquareVirtual Zoom Meetings
Second Thursdays
10 – 11:30 am
Email parish contact for details.
Aimee Gustitis (Email)Parish website
St. John Chrysostom, WallingfordStart date to be determined.Mary Chollet (Email)Parish website
Nativity BVM, MediaThird Saturdays (In person)
10 – 11:30 am
Parish Center
Donna Tustin (Email)Parish website
Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth MeetingFourth Saturdays (In person)
10 -11:30 am
Rectory Meeting Room
Mary Sheehan (Email)Parish website
St. Rose of Lima, North WalesHybrid Meetings (In person/virtual)
Third Wednesdays
1:30 – 2:45 pm
Amy Juarez (Email)Parish website
St. John the Baptist, ManayunkStart date to be determined.
Third Wednesdays
Jennifer Rose (Email)Parish website


More information:
Ongoing monthly support group, walk-ins welcome,
no cost/materials to purchase, bring a friend.

Contact our Archdiocesan Nourish for Caregivers coordinator:
Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or

Who should come to a Nourish gathering?
Nourish for Caregivers is for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career and caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member with disabilities, an ill or aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent, in town or at a distance. Nourish provides caregivers a faith perspective, as well as practical and emotional supports, useful tools, and shared experiences.

What topics will be covered at a Nourish gathering?
Topics change and vary by month. Meeting topics include: the spirituality of asking for and receiving help, avoiding common pitfalls, communication dynamics, keeping loved ones safe, caring for loved one and yourself, speaking up and more.

Can’t make a meeting in person? Click here to subscribe to our monthly Nourish for Caregivers e-newsletter. Once a month, we’ll send you caregiver resources for your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being right to your inbox. 

How to Start a Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs of family caregivers. Nourish provides you with a well-structured, easy-to-implement program that can help you launch a parish-based, lay-led ministry to facilitate an effective and ongoing care for the caregivers in your community. Archdiocese of Philadelphia parishes receive a discounted rate when launching a new Nourish group.