Project Rachel is an outreach ministry of the Catholic church offering care and compassion for women and men hurting from abortion.
Within the Diocese of Madison a team approach provides a network of healing by specially trained caregivers, which may include priests, deacons, sisters, lay staff and volunteers, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, mentors, chaplains, medical personnel and others.
These caregivers offer direct individual help or may assist with specific healing programs such as Rachel's Vineyard retreat weekends, support groups and After Care retreats.
Contact Mary Mead, the Rachel's Vineyard & Project Rachel Coordinator who will listen to your story and help you find the appropriate persons and resources to walk with you in your journey to healing.
To receive the pastoral support and compassion of your church and if desired, God's healing grace through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You can be put in touch with a priest within or outside your home parish or community.
To sort out feelings and deal with unresolved issues in an individual or group setting.
You can particiapte in a weekend healing retreat called Rachel's Vineyard.
Project Rachel is a sensitive, private, and confidential experience. Your meeting with the priest will focus on preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and can include counseling, prayer, and scripture.
Project Rachel provides the opportunity for you to receive the healing of God, in a caring and hopeful setting, to move toward reconciliation with yourself, your unborn child, your Church, and your God.
Counseling is available from community therapists, spiritual directors or lay people who have been trained to be part of Project Rachel.
The Diocese of Madison maintains a list of priests and counselors who have agreed to take part in Project Rachel and who have received special training for this program.