Behold Your Child is a new ministry developed in collaboration by the offices of Marriage and Family Life, Respect Life and Social Justice, and Catholic Charities to provide hope and healing for parents and families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death (whether recently or years ago). Parishes or organizations interested in this ministry should contact Matt Selby at (563) 556-2580, ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Trainings will be offered on the following dates and locations from 5:30-9:00 PM:
- Tuesday, September 25 – St. Joseph, Marion
- Tuesday, October 23 – Holy Family, New Hampton
- Tuesday, January 29 – St. Joseph the Worker, Dubuque
- Thursday, February 21 – St. Cecilia, Ames
Once approved by the pastor, those to be trained for the ministry (whether parish staff or volunteer parishioners) may register for one of these dates/locations by visiting www.dbqarch.org/events and clicking on the date. The cost is $30 per person, including dinner and materials.
Articles from US Catholic Bishops
Overcoming Obstacles (includes links to other resources and organizations)
Reflections for Families and Professionals
Blessings and Rituals