Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement offering encouragement, hope and healing on issues related to childbearing, sexuality and relationships.

This ministry is based on the visitation story of Mary and Elizabeth in Luke’s Gospel. It is one of the most profound examples of sharing faith in all of scripture. The sanctity of life and power of the Spirit is revealed in the common sharing of these two women.

Elizabeth Ministers do not aim to be counselors. They are there to listen and pray. They are women willing to share their presence, stories, experiences and prayer in the hope that it might support, encourage and console. There are no scheduled meetings, just occasional gatherings.

Learn more about Elizabeth Ministry International.


Elizabeth Chapters in Archdiocese of Vancouver


St. Nicholas Parish
20675 – 87th Avenue
Langley, BC V1M 3X4

Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement focused on the dignity of human life and on strengthening relationships in order to build up the family and create vibrant communities.  Elizabeth ministry especially helps those who are struggling with grief following miscarriage/infant loss. For more information contact Donna at info@littlelightofheaven.com


St. Matthew Parish
16079 88th Avenue
Surrey, BC  V4N 1G3

We are a group of men and women who support families at all stages of life. In particular, we specialize in reaching out to bereaved families of the unborn (miscarriage, still birth, regretted abortion) and babies who have died of SIDS. Masses and receptions lead by the Pastor are held annually in remembrance of such loved ones.


Dormition of the Mother of God
(Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy)
8700 Railway Avenue
Richmond, BC V7C 3K3
Contact: Santa Chow


For more information about starting a chapter in your parish please contact Michele Smillie, Office of Life, Marriage and Family at 604-683-0281 or by email masmillie@rcav.org.

To arrange a memorial or for information for a burial need, please contact Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Vancouver at 604-531-2141.
All life is sacred and the remains of fetuses and stillborns of Catholic parents should be given a reverent Christian burial. A no-cost burial service is available for fetuses and stillbirths up to one year. Memorialization is available on our Memorial Wall of Rachel Mourn’s statue.



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