Red Bird Ministries

Red Bird Ministries is a Catholic Grief Support Ministry following the loss of a child of any age and any circumstance, from miscarriage through adulthood. This program is being piloted in our diocese beginning April 2021 through the Office of Human Life & Dignity.

Red Bird helps parents understand grief, how to navigate through it, and how to take practical measures to begin the healing process. Currently the program includes:

  • Information Sessions – For clergy, cemetery staff, counselors, therapists, advocates, parish grief ministers, companion couples, volunteers, and anyone who would have contact with grieving families who are interested in learning more about RBM
  • Training Sessions – For facilitators and companion couples who will implement RBM at a parish
  • Loving Through Loss Grieving Couples Workshop – One day workshop for couples who have experienced the loss of a child
  • Grief Group Study – 10-week program for individuals or couples who have experienced the loss of a child

For more information visit the Red Bird Ministries website at or contact Regina Quiñones at  

Training and workshops will be offered at various parishes throughout the diocese as Red Bird Ministries’ programs are implemented in the coming months. For a schedule or more information contact Maureen Shilkunas at