Naming & Commendation Rite

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 7:30am

During each of its regular Sunday Masses, Sts. Joachim & Anne will also host a special Naming & Commendation Rite on Feb. 4, 2018 at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Jointly developed by the Archdiocesan Office of Worship and the RLA, this ritual is designed to meet the needs of parents whose child(ren) died prior to birth because of miscarriage, accident, or abortion.

Naming & Commendation emphasizes the Church's respect for the sacredness of all human life from the moment of conception – regardless of a child's age or stage of development. It acknowledges that all life, even the lives of those who are never born, impacts families and individuals.

It also helps bring peaceful closure after a great loss. It helps families and friends place the infant's death in the context of faith and to unite them to the merciful love of God.

If your parish would like to host a Naming and Commendation Rite or Mass, please contact the RLA at or 314-792-7555. For more information, please click here.

Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish
4112 McClay Road
St. Charles, MO 63304