The Elizabeth Ministry Rosebud Program

Discover this unique way to show respect for the dignity and worth of all life.  This program helps us identify, pray for and support those who are pregnant; celebrating birth or adoption; grieving miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant or child death; or wanting to become pregnant or adopt.

The Elizabeth Ministry Rosebud Program has been placed by the Shrine of Mary at St. Gabriel Church.  You will find silk rosebuds placed in the basket.  Each rosebud has an appropriate tag attached with a ribbon.  The tag has a place to write information about the particular situation (pregnancy, birth, adoptions, miscarriage, abortion, still birth, child death, waiting to conceive/adopt.)  Parishioners are invited to reomove a rosebud from the basket, fill in the attached tag and put the rose in the vase.  Prayer cards for the various situations are displayed next to the vase.  Those filling the tags are invited to take a prayer card for their personal meditation.

Pink Rosebud ~ honors pregnancy and unborn babies

Red Rosebud ~ celebrates births and adoptions

White Rosebud ~ grieves with families suffering a miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, infant or child death

Yellow Rosebud ~ remembers those waiting to conceive or adopt

The Elizabeth Ministry thanks you for your participation and support.