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At the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Florida last weekend, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and well-known evangelizer for Word on Fire, urged us to grab the world by the shoulders and share the good news.

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the dying and rising of Jesus Christ,” he said, and the apostles in the New Testament communicate this with a “grab-you-by-the-shoulders” urgency.

It is precisely that hope in the Risen Christ that sends us on the mission of offering God’s hope and healing. It is what calls us to go out into the deep to men and women wounded by abortion and say, “Receive God’s mercy and healing and join us on an upcoming, life-changing retreat!”

Project Rachel Ministry – Healing the wounds of abortion

Registration is open for our next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for both men and women who have lost a child to abortion. Join us in a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment to express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions. It is the beginning of a journey of restoration and renewal.

August 11 – 13, 2017 in Lansing. Register here. 

Listen to the story of Kathy’s transformative healing journey as she traveled through the doors of hope on our February retreat.

The cost of the weekend is $200, however financial aid is readily available. Contact Cecilia Tombelli, Director of Project Rachel for the Diocese of Lansing and Coordinator of the New Life Center, at ctombelli@resurrectionlansing.org or call our Rachel’s Vineyard helpline at 888-456-HOPE.

Want to know more about the effects of abortion on women’s health?
 See more about the movie, HUSH, on our event page on FB Click here.


HUSH – a movie about the effects of abortion –July 14, 2017 at 6 pm


The film “HUSH” investigates whether women are being told the truth about abortion and its potential health risks. The abortion industry regularly denies evidence that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, infertility, preterm birth, depression and other health problems.  127 Rumsey Avenue, Lansing, Michigan at 6 pm in Mercy Hall.

Holy Family Chapel Mass to pray for healing after abortion

July 26 at 5 pm with celebrant, Fr. Mike Murray

1601 East Grand River, Lansing, MI

Site of the former WomanCare abortion Clinic

5 pm (note the change in time)


Healing the Whole Person Retreat


Healing the Whole Person-Lansing, MI (Registration Open)
Church of the Resurrection
September 14-16, 2017
1505 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912


Early registration is available for the next few weeks for the Healing the Whole Person retreat at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing. Fr. Steve Mattson, pastor at Resurrection says, “This is an answer to my prayers, and I can’t encourage people strongly enough to take the time to “Be Healed” over these three days.” Please share the information with those you know and love. I’ve preached a lot about the book and my retreat experience, and I invite you to listen to some of my homilies and read what I’ve written about Hope for Healing. For a listing of retreats around the country, click here.

God bless,

Cecilia Tombelli

Director of Project Rachel, Diocese of Lansing

Coordinator, New Life Center