As of 6/15/12, the Elizabeth Ministry has disbanded. We thank all of those
who gave of their time and talent for this ministry over the past few
How can a woman receive reassurance and advice when she is pregnant or
caring for her newborn? With whom can a woman talk about infertility? Who
will reach out to the woman who experiences a miscarriage or infant death?
Elizabeth Ministry responds to these needs by offering like-to-like ministry
through personal visits or prayer partners. Please contact us if you are in
need or if you would like to join our group.
"Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach to women in special times of
motherhood. It is based on Jesus' vision of the radical goodness, beauty, and
truth of human life. The purpose of this ministry is to affirm, support,
encourage, and assist women in response to their needs during the
childbearing years. Elizabeth Ministry follows the example of the Scripture
story of the Visitation by bringing together women who share a similar story.
This ministry provides an opportunity for like-to-like ministry through
For additional information, view the national website
The Rosebud Program is an outreach program to women in special times of
motherhood. The information stand and vase is located in the church. Please
fill out a card with your specific childbearing situation, place the card in
the covered basket, and an Elizabeth Minister with a similar experience will
contact you. For those who are expecting a baby, a pink rose will be placed
in the vase so our parish can prayerfully reflect on the lovely bouquet and
the new life it represents.
MARCH OF DIMES MARCH FOR BABIES
Join the Elizabeth Ministry in the annual March of Dimes March for Babies.
This event will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Sunrise Park.
Registration begins at 9AM and the 3 mile walk begins at 10AM. Call 473-3300
for more information.
ANNUAL BABY SHOWER TO BENEFIT THE LITTLE LAMBS PROGRAM
The Elizabeth Ministry collects diapers and new baby items during the month
of May to donate to the Little Lambs program. The Little Lambs is an
incentive program to encourage prenatal and well-baby care. Cash donations
are also welcome. Please drop your donations off in the baby crib located
near the main entrance to the church.
The annual baby shower is planned for Sunday, May 29, 2011 after the 7:30 and
10:30 Masses. Come and meet the youngest members of Good Shepherd and their
families while enjoying donuts provided by the Knights of Columbus.
The Elizabeth Ministry also provides baby blankets at baptisms. The
blankets are donated by parishioners and can be knitted, crocheted, quilted,
etc. You are encouraged to create a blanket to welcome the newest members of
Please contact for additional information.