Healing After an Abortion

Our Respect Life office offers support for women and men who seek emotional and spiritual healing from an abortion experience.

Individual Post-Abortion Support Through Project Rachel

Project Rachel provides individual post-abortion counseling and is available with a specially trained member of the church or licensed social worker. Meetings have a prayerful atmosphere of respect and sensitivity, in which healing and forgiveness may be found. Use the contact information at the bottom of this page to reach Lori Becker for additional details or to arrange for counseling.

Rachel’s Vineyard Group Retreats

A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat is an opportunity for any woman, man, couple, grandparent or sibling who struggles with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. This weekend retreat provides participants an opportunity to enter the grieving process, identify the effects of the abortion and release deep feelings of anger, shame, and guilt that frequently accompany an abortion experience.

This unique retreat process is specifically designed to help individuals experience the gentleness, mercy and compassion of Jesus, as they walk the journey from pain to forgiveness. Participants spiritually reconnect with the children who have been aborted and provide them honor and dignity through special exercises and a memorial service. The retreat helps participants to journey through their grief, while allowing God to transform their experience into one that brings hope, forgiveness and peace. 

All contacts and registration are strictly private. All inquiries will be answered confidentially. If you are interested in attending a retreat, contact Lori Becker.  For more information about this retreat, visit Rachel's Vineyard 

Respect Life Mass

Each October, Bishop Cistone celebrates a special Mass for Respect Life Month to honor the sanctity of life, from womb to tomb.  All are invited to attend.