Elizabeth Ministry

Elizabeth Ministry

The Elizabeth Ministry Prayer

Creator God,
I pledge to truly celebrate the gift of each child conceived and born, and fully mourn each miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth and infant or child death. I will be a witness to my belief in the dignity and worth of all life, by honoring sexuality, treasuring the gift of fertility, promoting chaste living, uplifting the sanctity of marriage, supporting those suffering infertility problems, encouraging those in the adoptive process, and assisting families with prenatal, infant or child crisis, illness or special need. I will be a strong and consistent voice for life in my home, my church, my community, and my world. Amen.

Why are we called “Elizabeth Ministry?

Our name comes from the scripture story of the visitation where Our Lady visited her cousin Elizabeth who was also with child.  Mary remained with Elizabeth through her pregnancy.  They shared their hardships, their fears, and their joys. They mentored, supported, and encouraged each other in their unique journeys.  Just as Mary and Elizabeth helped each other, we, too, give support to women in need in our parish family.

Who are we?

We are women from all walks of life, who have many different experiences.  We are mothers, grandmothers and aunts.  We are both married and single parents,  or have no children of our own.  We are women, mothers both physical or spiritual, who want to use our experiences to mentor, support, encourage, and walk alongside other women in their journeys.

What do we do? 

We visit and share the sacredness of life from conception to natural death. Our focus is to respect all life, cherish children, encourage families and create a vibrant community here at Holy Spirit. By following the example of Mary and Elizabeth, women are brought together to share experiences and respond to each other’s needs during and after their childbearing years.   We celebrate or mourn with, support, mentor and encourage women encountering a range of issues including infertility, miscarriage, welcoming a new baby, special pregnancy situations like single or young moms, pregnancy later in life, welcoming multiples, and high risk pregnancy; receiving a special needs or medical diagnosis, and more.

Our various programs include:

ELIZABETH MINISTRY MEALS

ONE-TO-ONE MINISTRY

PRAYER GROUPS

VOLUNTEER

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