On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Diocese announced the formation of a brand new ministry called Miriam’s Blessing. This ministry, which is a partnership between the Office of Family Life and the Office of Evangelization, is a ministry for parents who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis.
Many times in a case of a poor prenatal diagnosis, there can be a huge pressure to abort. Miriam’s Blessing pairs these parents with a volunteer who has experienced loss, and for individualized support and answers to questions along the way. Volunteers provide encouragement to the expecting parents as they begin to think about a birth plan and care for the child at risk.
The compassionate ministry of Miriam’s Blessing seeks to accompany parents and let them know that they are not alone. Regardless of a poor prenatal diagnosis, each baby brings something special to their family — they are a blessing and a gift.
For more information on Miriam’s Blessing, please visit www.diocesefwsb.org/family.
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