Respect Life: Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care offers support for women and men with problems related to pregnancy; for all who have been involved in abortion; for those who are disabled, sick, and dying, and their families and caregivers.

Naming & Commendation Rite

Date: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

A Naming and Commendation Rite will be offered for all parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, accident, or abortion. Please note that this will not be a Mass. RSVP's are requested to prepare enough materials. Please direct RSVP's or questions to Diann at 314-432-7719.

More information about the Naming and Commendation Rite is available here.

 

Location: 
St. Monica
12136 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Naming and Commendation Mass

Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am

A Naming and Commendation Rite will be offered for all parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, accident, or abortion. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Brad Modde. RSVP's are requested to prepare enough materials. Please direct RSVP's or questions to Robin at 314.892.0294.

More information about the Naming and Commendation Rite is available here.

Location: 
St. Simon the Apostle
11011 Mueller Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123

Project Joseph Post-Abortive Healing Retreat for Men

Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)

This retreat is for men who are suffering as a result of an abortion experience, regardless of faith or background. Our trustworthy team of deacons, priests and lay people understand this pain and ensure complete confidentiality along the road to peace and healing. The day will include presentations, opportunities for private reflection, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Mass. 

The cost is $30, but no one will be turned away for an inability to pay. Please email projectjoseph@archstl.org or call (314) 792-7565 to register.

To learn more about Project Joseph or about confidential, professional counseling opportunities, visit the Project Joseph website.

Project Joseph Spiritual Support Group

Date: 
Repeats every month on the first Monday until Sun Dec 31 2017 except Mon Jul 03 2017, Mon Aug 07 2017.
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

An informal spiritual support opportunity to meet and hear from other men who have this shared experience and are seeking God's healing and mercy. Meeting location is not published to preserve confidentiality. To find out the location or to obtain more information, contact Chuck at 314-974-6787 or craymjr@sbcglobal.net.

As one previous participant stated, "As the father of an aborted baby, I felt not only loss but failure. Through Project Joseph I was able to regain a sense of self-worth and return to my faith." 

Project Joseph also offers free, professional and confidential individual counseling and spiritual direction for any man directly or indirectly wounded by an abortion experience. 

Click here for more information about Project Joseph.

Location: 
Please call Chuck at 314-974-6787 for location details.

Naming and Commendation Rite

Date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

A Naming and Commendation Rite will be offered for all parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, accident, or abortion. This Rite will not be offered as part of a Mass. If you are interested in participating, please call Margaret at 636-937-5513.

More information about the Naming and Commendation Rite is available here.

Location: 
Our Lady-Festus
1550 St. Mary Lane
Festus, MO 63028
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