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Elizabeth Ministry

Support through the Joys, Challenges and Sorrows of the Childbearing Years


Support after Miscarriage 

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I dedicated you.
Jeremiah 1:5

A pregnancy that ends in miscarriage is devastating.
 
St. Francis Xavier seeks to support mothers, fathers, couples, and families following the loss of their unborn child, whether it was very recently or many years ago.
 
If you have experienced the loss of an unborn child, know that you are not alone. We embrace you as a supportive community during this time of grief. The Catholic Church cares for every life no matter how fragile or brief. 

We offer a variety of options for support as you mourn the loss of your child: 

- Private prayer service or funeral service for the child

- Conversation with a minister or a mother/family who shares your experience

- Communal prayer services and memorials for the children of our parishioners whom we never met in this life


If you are currently struggling with infertility, the adoption process, or the foster care process OR if you are grieving the loss of a child to miscarriage and would like to speak with a minister, please contact Maggie McMahon at mmcmahon@sfxlg.org 


SFX is in the process of establishing an Elizabeth Ministry Chapter. If you have experienced a miscarriage or infertility, or if you have adopted or fostered a child, and you would like to be involved with Elizabeth Ministry's support of women and families through these experiences, please contact Maggie McMahon at mmcmahon@sfxlg.org.