We assume that Father’s Day is full of joy for everyone. However, like other holidays and special days, Father’s Day can be especially hard for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one, especially if that loss is connected to the loss of a child through abortion, miscarriage or accidental death. 

How Post-Abortive Fathers May Begin the Journey of Healing

The book, Redeeming a Father’s Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery Redeeming, narrates the stories of 10 courageous men with the common desire to present the truth of their abortion experience and the consequences of this life-changing decision. These stories are exciting and moving testimonies that journey deep into the heart of male post abortion pain ultimately revealing the miraculous power of God’s saving power.

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The Diocese of Lansing Project Rachel Ministry at the New Life Center offers dads options, including our class “Healing a Father’s Heart: A Post-Abortion Bible Study for Men.” For women, we offer a study entitled “Forgiven and Set Free.” If you are in need of healing due to the pain of child loss through abortion, consider taking these first steps to a healing journey and move beyond the wound abortion creates.

  • Read more about Hope for Healing experienced through the Living Waters of Christ. Click here.
  • Email nlc@resurrectionlansing.org or call our Project Rachel helpline at 888-456-HOPE.
  • Consider registering for our next Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend, August 11 – 13, 2017.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend: A Journey of Hope and Healing

August 11-13, 2017 

Register now at this link. Financial aid is available. 

The Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend offers a unique sensory-based treatment which integrates emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions.  For confidential help, referral to a priest, pastor, counselor or information on healing retreats and resources, contact the New Life Center at 888-456-HOPE or visit us on the web. 

At the New Life Center, we express a warm welcome to those men who have been involved in any way with abortion. We hope we can help post-abortive fathers to begin to make sense of their experience and assist them in their journey to healing.

Prayer for Fathers and Mothers in Need of Healing after Abortion

Gracious Father,

I thank you for the mercy you have shown in forgiving my sins and for the peace that comes from being reconciled with you and with your Church.


O God, you are faithful, and you never abandon those who hope in you. I know that my redemption from sin and death has been purchased at the cost of your Son’s blood. In return for this priceless gift, I resolve today to renew my trust in your unfailing mercy.


In times of doubt, when painful memories of past sins threaten to destroy the peace you have given, let the power of your Holy Spirit cast out all self-condemnation and give me greater confidence in your word of pardon.


Teach me to encourage others so they, too, may seek your tender compassion and come to know your peace, which nothing can take away.


I pray this in the name of Jesus, your Son, in whom you have restored me to life. Amen.

God bless you,

Cecilia Tombelli

Director of Project Rachel, Diocese of Lansing

Coordinator, New Life Center