Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian ministry of hospitality and healing. Through a community of love and acceptance all men and women wounded by abortion are invited and supported. Together they share a rich healing journey through fellowship, prayer, the Sacraments, a structured scriptural/experiential manual, retreats and days of recollection. In unity with the Sisters of Life, N.Y., experienced leadership, trained companions and compassionate clergy, all who come receive and celebrate the forgiveness, mercy and hope of Jesus, the Good Shepherd who “left the ninety nine to go after the one who was lost”.
Bethesda Healing Ministry is an experience of hope. It is dedicated to love, welcome and assist all who have been wounded by abortion, and can be appropriately described by the following words of our late beloved Pope John Paul II: “With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own experience” you will find healing.
Bethesda Healing Ministry is a prototype of God’s family. Each individual seeking and sharing healing will receive it through a call to holiness. Individuals discover the Bethesda program through those who have been served or serve within the Ministry, through priests, diocesan and parish bulletins, Catholic periodicals, radio, webpage, brochures or posters and word-of-mouth. The first contact is usually a phone call or email. One of the pastoral team responds to the call, offering prayers, support and personal contact if desired. The caller is also invited to the formal ministry sessions which are held twice-monthly. Directions are given to our home of healing and materials may be sent in advance to the inquirer.