Resources for those who have lost a baby through
miscarriage, stillbirth or early childhood

We remember all babies who have died as a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or in early childhood. We remember all mothers and fathers whose hearts are aching and arms empty. We ask God’s healing to fill the void and emptiness that has been left.   Amen

If you have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or in early childhood, you may feel a very deep loss which few others seem to understand. The St. Augustine community prays for you, and offers the following resources to help you:

Talk to a Priest:   If you need to talk to one of our Friars about your own situation, please do not hesitate to call.  Please call: 978-475-0050 and then x35 for Fr. Peter Gori or x11 for Fr. Art Johnson.

Annual Mass of Remembrance:

We hold an annual Mass of Remembrance in November for children who have died through miscarriage, stillbirth or in early childhood.   All are welcome — especially mothers, fathers and families who want to honor their children and heal from the tremendous pain of their passing.

The St. Augustine’s community prays for you! The Poor Clare Monastery in  Andover will keep the babies, mothers and families remembered at this Mass wrapped in their prayers. If you would like a Prayer Shawl, knitted with prayers and love for you and your child, they may be picked up starting Nov 22nd from
8:30-2:30 in the Parish Center at 43 Essex St Andover, MA 01810. Click here for a downloadable flyer for the Mass.

Frs. Peter Gori and Paul Ring accept cards with childrens’ names from Mass attendees. Courtesy Photo. Basket of cards are presented to nuns at Monastery of St. Clare. Source Pilot:Jim Lockwood

Listen to Kathy Greenler-Sexton and Fr. Peter Gori discuss the Mass of Remembrance on the Good Catholic Life radio program.

mary statue cemeteryMemorial – Established in 1855 to provide a final resting place for our departed and beloved dead, St. Augustine Cemetery reserves a special place to honor and remember children lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, and early childhood.  Please contact one of our priests if you would like more information.