Welcome to the St. Nicholas Chapter of Elizabeth Ministry (EM). Elizabeth Ministry is a faith-based, peer support network that encourages families to connect with one another in times of joy, stress and grief.
Why I got involved:
There are many areas of support that Elizabeth Ministry International offers, but at the moment, the focus of the EM chapter at St. Nicholas will be on the following:
~ Infant bereavement
~ Pregnancy support and support after birth
~ Subsequent pregnancies after loss
~ Celebrating baptisms
~ Parent support e.g. Parent-Tot Group
~Referrals for Natural Family Planning
~ Blog posts
Interested in support or becoming an Elizabeth Minister an/or starting a chapter at your Parish? Please contact info(at)littlelightofheaven(dot)com for more information.
What is Elizabeth Ministry?
As stated on the EM International main site, Elizabeth Ministry
“[I]s an international movement focused on the dignity of human life and strengthening relationships in order to build up the family and create vibrant communities. Our mission is to offer hope and healing on issues related to childbearing, sexuality and relationships. The Elizabeth Ministry core values are to respect all life, cherish children, encourage families, enrich marriages and build community”.
EVENTS – An Elizabeth Minister will be at the following events:
TBA - Infant & Child Loss Memorial Service
Elizabeth Ministry of St. Matthew’s parish will be hosting the Annual Infant & Child Loss Memorial Mass & Reception. Mass will be at 5:30pm. All bereaved families who attend will be invited to bring up a candle to the altar during the bearing of the gifts in memory of their loved one and to write their child’s name in our Book of Life. The public is most welcome. A potluck social will follow immediately after the Mass in the Jubilee Hall. Contact Ann for further details 604 765 8535 or email@example.com
Parent Tot Group – Stay tuned for the next meet up date!
10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for some fun with your children and get a chance to socialize with other parents and caregivers. All are welcome, feel free to invite friends! If you are interested in helping out in any way or have ideas, I’d love to hear from you!
Where: St. Nicholas Parish Hall (Gym)
If you have any questions, please contact Donna: firstname.lastname@example.org