Elizabeth Ministry began in the Catholic faith tradition and was designed as a parish based outreach. It is now an international movement designed to support women and their families during the joys, challenges, and sorrows of the childbearing years. The ministry's mission is to cherish children, encourage families and build communities. Women volunteers become Elizabeth Ministers in the "life circumstances" they have experienced. This support comes in the form of visits, phone calls, cards, prayer, resources, and other assistance. Elizabeth Ministers are representatives of a Catholic faith community that become a link between the domestic church and the parish church. They are not counselors, rather they offer mentoring and peer support.
Areas of involvement are: