Trappist Infant Caskets: As an important ministry of the monks of New Melleray Abbey, caskets are offered in compassion and faith at no cost to families who have lost a child. We invite the family in need of a child casket to contact us directly so that we may assist in helping at this difficult time. By providing children’s caskets, the monks’ prayer is that all children will be commended to God’s love and care forever. Every child provided a Trappist Casket is remembered in a Mass said by the monks and, as a living memorial, they plant a red oak seedling in the spring on the Abbey grounds in honor of each child who is buried in one of their caskets.
Heaven’s Gain Ministries: Heaven’s Gain specializes in providing services and products for families suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Personal one-on-one advocacy is provided by a certified Baby Loss Doula/ Baby Loss Family Adviser. As a part of their ministry, Heaven’s Gain also provides beautiful baby caskets and infant urns that respect the dignity of the baby with quality workmanship, individual touches, and personalization.
Mommy To A Little Saint Facebook Group: Mommy To A Little Saint is for Catholic women who have experienced the loss of a young child through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. This group exists to provide support, encouragement and prayer.
Shrine of the Unborn: The world’s only Shrine of the Unborn dedicating children who have died before or at birth is located at the Parish Church of the Holy Innocents. You can register online to have your child remembered at Mass in their Book of Life. They will also send you a certificate with their name on it. You will find a candle lit in their memory and the BOOK OF LIFE with your baby’s name inscribed.
Rest in His Arms Angel Gowns: This ministry takes donated wedding dresses, and with much volunteer help, converts them into beautiful angel gowns, pouches and sacks that are used as burial garments when a baby does not make it home due to miscarriage, stillbirth or other infant death. Their angel gowns are distributed to hospitals, funeral homes and individual families all across the USA free of charge as their gift of love to help those grieving the loss of a baby.