Outreach

Resources to help Preists, Deacons, and Health Professionals to spread the word about Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.

For years now I have recommended that women look into the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat to help with the ongoing healing and peace potential as they come to terms with past abortion experiences. After being on a couple weekends personally, I realize that I need to be all the more encouraging and supportive of their taking advantage of what I believe to be one of the greatest gifts possible for their mental, spiritual and most likely physical well-being. The work of the Holy Spirit on the weekend brings a grace that I gave seldom seen outside of such settings. I cannot say enough about the women who work to help others to feel the love and mercy of our God and one another. God bless the ongoing work of the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat program and all who are involved with making it available.”

—Msgr. Tom Fryar

Resources for Priests & Deacons

Help your parishioners experience spiritual and emotional healing after abortions.

About one in four women have had at least one abortion, affecting over 40 million women and their families & friends nationwide. Sadly, 82% of women who have had an abortion don’t know where to find healing. They need your help and guidance.

Rachel’s Vineyard affers three healing retreats each year in Evergreen, CO, providing a safe compassionate space for women and men to express their feelings and find forgivess. Help spread the message of Christ’s mercy after abortion.

How can you spread the word?

  1. Refer women to a retreat during confession.
  2. Speak about abortion from the pulpit.
  3. Announce upcoming retreats in your bulletin, Flocknote or website.
  4. Invite a Rachels Vineyard team member to share their testimony, opening doors for others to find healing.
  5. Speak about Rachels Vineyard at a deanery or diaconate gathering.
  6. Host a special mass or prayer service dedicated to the healing of women and men after abortion.
  7. Provide literature about RV in the church vestibule, womens bathroom or parish office.

Helpful Books:

The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing
by David C. Reardon (useful for priests on how to talk to their congregation)

Sharing the Heart of Christ; for Clergy, Counselors, and Laity in Post Abortion Ministry
by Kevin Burke

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
by Theresa Burke and David Reardon

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lori (303) 904-7414 or email at lori@rvrcolorado.org

Resources for Health Professionals

As a healthcare professional, you have opportunity to compassionately speak with post-abortive women in your counseling center or medical office. We want to provide you with suggestions as to how you can direct them to a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for healing. You play a crucial roll in spreading the word about our healing retreats. Rachel’s Vineyard offers three retreats each year in Evergreen, CO, providing a safe compassionate space for women and men to express their feelings and find forgiveness. Encourage your patients to contact us and attend a retreat.

How can you spread the word?

  1. Provide brochures about our retreats in your office or center.
  2. Refer clients to our retreats by handing them a business card.
  3. Preclude us in your website or other materials under resources for care after abortion.

Helpful Books:

The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing
by David C. Reardon (useful for priests on how to talk to their congregation)

Sharing the Heart of Christ; for Clergy, Counselors, and Laity in Post Abortion Ministry
by Kevin Burke

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
by Theresa Burke and David Reardon

“Rachel’s Vineyard provides an extremely important healing ministry for women. As a counseling psychologist who specializes in the care of women, I find the retreat work of Rachel’s Vineyard not only therapeutic, but transformative in the lives of its participants. My first hand experience of Rachel’s Vineyard involved watching women arrive to the retreat visibly shut down, closed off and defeated. By the end of the three days, through the work of amazing staff, well-written content and the redemptive work of our Creator, these same women left their retreat as different people: a straightened posture, lightened heart and a smile that illuminated the room. It is a miraculous experience in which all women undergoing post abortive loss could find themselves truly consoled by entering into a retreat weekend.”

Darilyn Bixenman, LPC

Consider volunteering on a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat. The experience will provide valuable insight into the pain of abortion. Contact Lori for more information. Call (303) 904-7414 or email lori@rvrcolorado.org

Marketing & Communications Materials

Are you a marketing and communications specialist? We appreciate your help in keeping your parish community informed about our ministry.  We have compiled a list of helpful resources to assist you in your efforts.  Let us know if there is anything we can provide to you.  Please feel free to contact Lori at (303) 904-7414 if you have any questions.

  1. Place an ad in your church bulletin or on flocknote.
  2. Print business cards for the confessional. (see attached)
  3. Place a flyer in the women’s bathroom or in your church. (See attached)
  4. Add a link to the www.rvrcolorado.org site to your church website.
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Speakers

Invite a Rachel’s Vineyard team member to share their testimony at your event.

Through their heartfelt and honest stories, audiences hear firsthand the profound pain and suffering that abortion leaves behind. However, the audience will also hear that through God’s mercy and forgiveness there is incredible hope and healing after abortion. Hearing the testimonies of others who have walked the tragic path of abortion opens the door for the women and men in your parish or community to seek healing as well. Please give us a call and schedule a presentation today.

Lori

Executive Director of Rachel’s Vineyard Colorado

Lori is a Catholic wife of 53 years, mother and grandmother. She has been involved in Marriage Encounter, Teens Encounter Christ, Marriage Prep, Pro-Life Programs, church faith sharing groups, and a graduate of the Denver Biblical School. Lori is also a Stephen Minister, active in a woman’s faith sharing group, and has given her testimony at churches, Deacon Deanery meetings, fundraisers and on the Denver Capitol Steps for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and the March for Life Rally. After working with Rachel’s Vineyard for the past 20 years, she is now the Executive Director of Rachel’s Vineyard Colorado.

Kathy

Leader of the Respect Life Ministry

Kathy is a Catholic wife, mother, pro-life author, and post-abortion testimonial speaker and is part owner of a family real estate investment company.  She has a masters degree in international business, is a graduate of the Denver Catholic Biblical School, and has volunteered in the pro-life arena since 2008 when she entered the Catholic Church. Kathy spoke at the Denver March for Life in 2013, and has spoken to youth groups, high school morality and religion classes, deanery meetings, and pro-life parish fundraisers.  She serves on the board of Rachel’s Vineyard Colorado and is the leader of the Respect Life Ministry at her home parish in Denver.

Rachel’s Vineyard team members have spoken at the following locations:

Denver March for Life (2013)   |   High school youth ministry events   |   Catholic high school religion and morality classes   |   Deanery meetings  |  Parish pro-life fundraisers   |   40 Days for Life events.