Healing After Abortion

Offers support and healing to those struggling with the effects of abortion through Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats and the Growin’ on the Vine Support Group. Individual counseling is also available.

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Important Information

Why seek healing?

Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a person’s life. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt and grief are common, not only for the woman, but for the man involved, for relatives, friends and others.

Catholic Charities recognizes that part of the pain comes from a denied opportunity to grieve the life that was lost. We seek to help individuals make peace with themselves, their children and with God. Guided by a spirit of compassion, we are here to serve as companions on the hope-filled journey of healing.

Why Rachel's Vineyard Retreats?

Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats provide an opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. This weekend is designed to help bring support, healing and hope and includes discussion, the sacrament of reconciliation, a memorial service and a Mass of resurrection. Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and compassion. A priest, licensed therapist and supportive team facilitate the retreat. For more information about this retreat for women and men, go to rachelsvineyard.org or call or text (918) 978-4673. All inquiries are confidential.

 

What is the cost of a retreat?

The cost is $100 and scholarships are available.

The fee for the weekend includes overnight lodging on Friday and Saturday, one meal on Friday, three on Saturday, two on Sunday, and snacks on Friday and Saturday. 

How do I register for a retreat?

Because space is limited, advance registration is required. Payment in full is requested at the time of registration. If full payment cannot be made, a non-refundable deposit of at least $50 is needed to reserve your place for the weekend. Financial assistance is available - contact us to discuss. After filling out this registration form, please make your check payable to Catholic Charities and mail to: 

Mary Lee Weaver, LCSW
Catholic Charities, RV Retreat
PO Box 580460
Tulsa, OK 74158-0460 

After your registration and payment is received, you will receive a confirmation letter. Closer to the retreat weekend, you will receive additional information about the retreat, including a list of what items to bring and directions to the retreat location. 

It is important that you make a commitment to stay at the retreat for the entire weekend. Missing any part of the retreat will interfere with getting the closure you need. Consider this weekend as a gift you are giving to yourself. 

Click here to fill out the registration form.

When is the next retreat?

October 4-6, 2019 (English Retreat)
February 7-9, 2020 (English Retreat)

Retreats take place from 5 pm on Friday through 3 pm on Sunday.

For a complete listing of retreat dates and locations call 1-877-HOPE-4-ME or go to rachelsvineyard.org

 

Growin' on the Vine Support Group

…meeting together with friends from the Vineyard!

We gather together once a month in a confidential journey of post-abortion healing. We are women and men, Catholics and those of other faith experiences and backgrounds who begin the healing of one of the most traumatic experiences of life. Guided by Christ, we are companions on the journey of healing. We will share a small meal together and meet.

Growin’ on the Vine Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month (except July, and December) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St Joseph’s Monastery, 21st and Lewis. Ring the doorbell at the Monastery door!

Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for any changes in meeting dates or times! 

Marketing Materials

You are welcome to print and post this flyer with or without tear-off tabs to promote our next Rachel's Vineyard retreat. There's a flyer for women and men. These are also perfect in the women’s and men’s bathrooms.

Hurting After Abortion Tear-off Flyer
Hurting After Abortion Flyer
Hurting After Abortion Flyer - Men

Please also encourage your church to post our retreat announcement in their church bulletins.

Does your church have a website? Ask them to add a link to our website under their “additional resources” or “healing ministries” section. Here’s a blurb they can use: Rachel’s Vineyard Tulsa offers Catholic, Spanish and Interdenominational weekend retreats to help women and men resolve issues of guilt, shame, pain, grief, and anxiety after an abortion. The retreats are open to people of all faiths and anyone impacted by abortion (moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, abortion workers, etc.).

Does your church have a Facebook page? Ask them to “like” our Facebook page and share our posts on their page. Our upcoming retreat announcement posts are always posted. 

Contact Us

(918) 508-7142

rachel@cceok.org

Call or text our HOPELINE 24/7
(918) 978-4673

Catholic Charities programs are located at our main campus at 2450 North Harvard Avenue unless noted.