Welcome to Red Bird Ministries

We support those who are suffering from loss.

About Us

Red Bird Ministries serves ordinary families who have been given an extraordinary cross to carry.

An organization that systematically guides individuals and couples through the complexity and trauma that happens with the loss of a child from pregnancy through adulthood.


men·tor/ˈmenˌtôr,ˈmenˌtər/noun

  1. an experienced and trusted adviser.

Peer-to-Peer support is right for you if?

  • You don't know how to move forward and are tired of living your life waiting to die. - I'm contemplating my mortality, and my desire for heaven is real, but am I on the path to get there?
  • You are tired of being bitter and not better. - Everyone who has what I want I'm angry with, or maybe I'm angry with God?
  • You are ready to find purpose and meaning after the loss of a child. - Nothing makes sense anymore to me, and I'm ready to find purpose in this new life.
  • You understand that grief is your love with no place to go. - I want to learn how to live with my loss; while learning to carry my cross.
  • You want to believe there is a purpose – and you also feel frustrated and offended when someone tells you that. 
  • You now understand that your innocence was taken from you - but you don't know how to begin to surrender the anxiety of it.- Bad things do happen to good people, but am I really good? - I've lost once, and the reality of losing again brings so many waves. I need support through the waves.
  • You’re ready to allow Christ into all of the places of your heart so that you can begin to heal. - Maybe?  I really don't know right now, but I know my faith needs rehabilitation, and I honestly don't know where to start - Can I begin to trust God again?

If you have answered or saw yourself in any of these places, you could use some peer-to-peer support from other grievers who want to also heal wholeheartedly. Joy and suffering can co-exist if you know what to do with your pain.

What can you expect?

  • Prayer Life - Daily reflections each day to grow closer to God; your relationship with Him matters.
  • Flock of Grievers - Support from a community of grievers. A safe place to take your grief. You have something weighing on you, put it on the timeline or in your loss flock. Ask for prayers. Someone may have something profound to share with you.
  • Webinars - Monthly webinars offered by a family of loss, clergy, or expert in grief.
  • Events - Stay connected with other events that we offer online; even local ones that may be offered in your area.
  • Resource Library - Of witness talks, workshops, book studies, bible reading plans, and more
  • Blogs and Podcasts - So many families are ready to share their story in print or through the gift of their voice. As they become available we share. 

Programs

Our cornerstone programs are available for purchase for individuals and couples of loss seeking support and for archdioceses, dioceses, and parishes who would like to offer support in person in your area. 

These programs are linked here:

Holistic Approach

Because grief is so complicated and personal we look at grief through the lense of the whole person and offer wholehearted healing.

A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. ... A holistic approach focuses on a person's wellness and not just their illness or condition.

Why should I join the community?

Grief is a part of the human experience. Something the Church has so much to say about; yet, in the western culture, we have not traditionally provided support for those experiencing grief and loss inside the Church community. This leaves people seeking support in the secular world and feeling isolated, forgotten, and unseen, limiting their ability to heal. We believe that we all can accompany the Divine Physician on the path to healing and restoration, especially when we have a community that supports us.

No one should have to bear the burden of grief and loss alone. Like Simon of Cyrene and St. Veronica, we have created a peer-to-peer support community to welcome a grieving person into the community by pairing them with a grief flock who has experienced a similar loss. This community of grievers intimately knows what the grief process looks like. These relationships help provide hope for the griever and gives them the chance to talk to someone uniquely familiar with their experience.

What do I need to know?

  1. App - Make sure you download the app to your iPhone or Android. Text yourself the app below.
  2. Stay connected to support. The content we are providing will help you to begin to process your grief and work through the waves.
  3. Post - Posting in the community and starting conversations is the best way to begin your journey.
  4. Resources - As the community grows, you can check out the resource tab for important material and content.
  5. Spiritual Direction - Sign up for Spiritual Direction by clicking here.
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