Parish Resources

Parish Resources

  • Monthly Rachel Reflections for Bulletins announcing upcoming Project Rachel events are available here.

  • Project Rachel Fliers advertising upcoming Project Rachel events are 
    available here.

  • Project Rachel Ministry: A Post-Abortion Resource Manual for Priests and Project Rachel Leaders, a publication of the USCCB, has information about post-abortion grief and healing, suggestions for clergy and parish outreach ideas. Visit here to download the English, Spanish or Portuguese version.

 

Parishes can request the following print items (available in both Spanish and English) from the Office of Pro-Life Activities and Chaste Living to promote Project Rachel.

Diocesan Project Rachel
Brochures
Diocesan Project Rachel
Business Cards

 

Diocesan Project Rachel
Posters

 

      
After Abortion: God Offers
Forgiveness, Healing & Hope
English PDF
Spanish PDF
Post Abortion Syndrome:
Are you at Risk?
English PDF  Spanish PDF
and
"The Hollow Men":
Male Grief and Trauma
Following Abortion
English PDF  Spanish PDF

Broken Women
 

Education

Project Rachel conducts seminars to educate clergy, counselors and pastoral workers.  We train them to do 1-on-1 post-abortion ministry, and to see how abortion affects the lives of the people to whom they minister.

We offer educational resources and to groups, churches, and schools.  A Project Rachel speaker is available to give a presentation to your group, and we can provide literature to callers.

Awareness

Parishes can also host a Morning or Afternoon of Prayerful Remembrance and Intercession for all those touched by abortion.  As a community we are all touched by each child lost through abortion. St. Paul reminds us, if one member of the Body of Christ suffers, we all suffer together (Cor 12:26).  The hidden wounds of abortion affect each of us – as neighbors, co-workers, friends, relatives or church members. The purpose of the prayer service — consisting of talks, testimonies, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, intercessory prayer and an opportunity for confession—is two-fold:

  1. To acknowledge that whether it be one’s co-worker, one’s neighbor, friend, relative, fellow parishioner – we have all been affected by the loss of each child aborted and the often hidden suffering of their post-abortive parents.

  2. To reflect on abortion’s universal impact, individuals have the opportunity to come together in an extended period of prayer and intercession seeking forgiveness and healing for our community.

What one attendee had to say:

I was at the Evening of Prayerful Remembrance representing Forgiven and Set Free, the Bible-study offered by a local pregnancy resource center.  Having been forgiven and set-free myself by God's amazing love and grace, my heart was moved and His Spirit stirred my soul in a very positive way.  I gained a much greater understanding of the scope of people affected by my selfish choice.  I know our Lord will use this new awareness for His purposes and glory. 

Contact (512) 949-2488 or project-rachel@austindiocese.org for more information.