Religious Education

Elizabeth Ministry

The parish sponsors an Elizabeth Ministry Program. This program is modeled after the story of the Visitation wherein Mary visits with her cousin Elizabeth and receives support and guidance during her pregnancy. Elizabeth Ministers are not trained counselors or medical professionals, but rather friends from the parish community who bring to new parents the love and concern of the entire parish. A gift bag with monogrammed receiving blanket is the tangible gift brought by our volunteers. A dessert is also brought to the family. 

While most of the visits by Elizabeth Ministers are on the joyful occasion of a new arrival, some of the Elizabeth Ministers have personal experience with birth/adoption crises as well. 

If you are interested in being visited by one of our Elizabeth Ministers or if you would like to help in any way with this worthwhile program, please call Anne Marie Fitz at 578-9466 or email her at

Volunteers needed:

  • Prepare meals
  • Make visits and deliver meals
  • Prepare gift bags
  • Prepare display board of “Elizabeth Babies”