Early Infant Loss / Miscarriage

Life Issues Series

A helpful resource (PDF) for parents, families and friends who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of child after birth. If you have immediate questions about the loss of a child, how to handle the remains of a loss, or what services can be offered for family members facing the loss of a child before birth, please contact your parish priest or the Respect Life Office at (701) 356-7910.  Suggested materials to support families suffering from an early infant loss:

  • Healing Together
  • Miscarriage, a book for parents
  • Mourning a Miscarriage
  • Suffering a Stillbirth or Newborn Death
  • Above resources available from Elizabeth Ministry International or order directly from the Respect Life Office.  

Naming Ceremony

The Naming Ceremony (PDF) is a ritual act to help those who are mourning the loss of a child to express their sorrow and to find strength and consolation through the gift of faith in Christ and His resurrection to eternal life.

Mass for God’s Children

At different times throughout the year, Masses are celebrated to remember children who have died by miscarriage, stillbirth, and early infant loss. The schedule for Mass for God’s Children is posted on the Respect Life / Pro-Life Office main page. All are welcome to attend.

Finding Hope Ministries

Finding Hope Ministries offers support to families who are struggling with the loss of a child.  Located in the Fargo area, they provide grief baskets, intercessory prayer and one-on-one support.  For more information contact findinghopeafterloss(at)gmail(dot)com or go to: www.facebook.com/findinghopem 

Miscarriage Hurts

This resource serves as a refuge for men, women, family members and friends who have been touched by miscarriage to begin healing.  The website features activities designed to make sense of and work through the grieving process, as well as a place to memorialize, and a place to find further help and support.