Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic Christian Sacramental Ministry. We offer a confidential safe place where anyone hurting from abortion can come for healing, prayer and love.
Our post-abortion healing sessions are held at the Ministry home known as Five Porticos, located on the campus of Christ the King parish in Columbus, OH. The evening sessions include a light meal followed by a gathering in our community living space, which is a soft room of welcome. A priest chaplain is an important part of the ministry team; he begins each session with prayer and reflection on the Gospel of the day. Individuals are offered the freedom to introduce themselves or to remain quiet. After participants are reminded of the group’s anonymity and key information is offered, the larger group is broken into smaller groups in different rooms of Five Porticos.
Each of these smaller sessions is facilitated by one or more trained Companions. With each Companion is often a priest, at times a seminarian and often a prayer team member to support and create a secure and prayerful presence for all. At the end of the session, all return to the community living space for closing summary and then to the chapel for closing prayer and blessing.
An Experience of Hope, the official manual for the Bethesda Post Abortion Healing program, was written for spiritual reflection and opportunity for insight through prayer, the Sacraments and interactive support. Each individual is offered a manual for a small fee, but it may be given freely to participants who cannot afford it. The manual offers structure for healing and is loosely based on the Ignatian exercises. It is theologically, sacramentally, and psychologically sound.
An Experience of Hope is a healing manual developed from and dedicated to women and men wounded by abortion. It is the culmination of almost thirty years of ministering to and with those who suffer post-abortion syndrome. Through a systematic spiritual, scriptural, theological and emotional journey, those who engage in this process find relief from shame, despair and grief. The manual offers a step-by-step experience of recovery when engaged by a committed mother or father who desires healing.
Cost of Manual is $15.00 -shipping via USPS & tax included (for US & Hawaii). For overseas, please place your order and we will contact you with cost & shipping fees prior to processing your order. Please contact our office with any questions: 614-718-0277.
Healing is individual and takes time. Though the program was written to be completed in a six-month period, we recognize that God’s time beats to a different clock and each individual must be allowed the time necessary for healing.
In addition to the formal sessions, Bethesda also offers annual retreats, Mass of Comfort, Days of Reflection, Companion/Seminarian Formation Day, evenings of potluck and fellowship and — when desired and discerned — service to new members and outreach to those in the community who do not know of the Ministry.
Days: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Five Porticos
2744 Dover Rd.
Columbus, OH 43209
Parking lot at rear entrance off of Livingston Rd. on the west end of the Christ the King campus.
614-309-0157 (Confidential Ministry Support line)
614-309-2651 (Confidential Ministry Support line)
614-718-0277 (Administrative Office)
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Bethesda Healing Ministry is a non-profit organization