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Pastoral Care

"For women with problems related to pregnancy; for all who have been involved in abortion; for those who are disabled, sick, and dying, and their families and caregivers; for those who have lost loved ones to violent crime; and for those in prison sentenced for death."


  Office of Pro-Life Activities

Our mission is to promote and implement the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities sponsored the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The Plan focuses on four major areas: Prayer, Education, Pastoral Care,  Public Policy.    Brochure


ST. GIANNA MOLLA ROOM PREGNANCY OUTREACH CENTER

The St. Gianna Molla Room, Pregnancy Care Information Center of the Office of Pro-Life Activities promotes health through free and easily accessible testing, pregnancy care information, referral services and baby items for women and children living in poverty. 

BROCHURE   English / Spanish
Pregnant and don't know what to do, call us: (716) 847-2205 / Fax (716) 847-2206

Before assistance can be provided a referral slip must be fax or mail -ST. GIANNA REFERRAL FORM


PROJECT RACHEL

A Post-Abortion Reconciliation Program offering forgiveness, healing and hope to anyone suffering from the effects of an abortion. 

Brochure

PROYECTO RAQUEL

Es un programa de Reconciliación que ofrece sanación y esperanza para aquellas personas que sufren los efectos del aborto. Pamfleto

 

THERE IS
HOPE AFTER ABORTION

It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss,including the loss of a child by abortion.  It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the empties. More info...



The Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach to women in special times of motherhood. The purpose of this ministry is to affirm, support, encourage, and assist women in response to their needs during the childbearing years.    Empowered by the Holy Spirit and through our Baptismal call, we come as friends and peer counselors to provide comfort and encouragement through our own life experiences.

"Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb"   Luke 1:41-42
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PROTECTING LIFE (WNY Coalition for Life)

The Western New York Coalition for Life is an ecumenical program dedicated to respecting the dignity and protection of human life from the moment of fertilization to natural death. We will provide access to a collaborative network of agencies and services promoting and supporting life. For more information visit: www.wnycoalitionforlife.org

 PAMPHLET 



END OF LIFE ISSUES

The Catholic Church teaches that all life, from conception to natural death, is sacred. However, modern medical advances have made end of life issues increasingly difficult to sort out. What is the difference between letting a person die and practicing euthanasia? Can Catholics have “living wills?” How much treatment must be provided to the sick and dying? This pamphlet gives an overview of these and other important moral issues surrounding life and death. (Pamphlet

 

 


DISABILITIES ACTION TEAM

The Diocesan Council for Persons with Disabilities is an advisory council which communicates to the Bishop on issues and activities related to the spiritual needs of persons with disabilities and their families throughout the Diocese. Members of this council are appointed by the Bishop and consist of persons with disabilities and their advocates. Bishop Head initiated this council in 1975. For more information visit:www.buffalodiocese.org/disabilities.  DAT brochure

For more information contact: (716) 847-5514.
 

  

 


RACHEL'S VINEYARD PROGRAM

The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.

Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. For more information visit:www.rachelsvineyard.org 


DOWN SYNDROME

THERE IS HELP & HOPE  (we understand and we care)

When you've learned that your baby may have Down Syndrome... brochure

HAY AYUDA Y HAY ESPERANZA  (entendemos tu situación y no estas sola)

Cuando te enteras que tú bebé tiene el Síndrome de Down... pamfleto


CARING HEARTS PERINATAL PROGRAM

Helping families with seriously ill babies before birth.

The Caring Hearts Perinatal Program is offered to expectant parents whose baby is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition befoer birth.  Our perinatal program helps the expectant parents and families prepare for an cope with physical, emotional and spiritual issues through support and education at the time of diagnosis through the remainder of the pregnancy. For more information visit: www.hospicebuffalo.com/content/pages/cheartsperinatal

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