Baby Hope is the name of baby whose body was found in a backpack along Plamondon Road in Wheaton on Aug. 15. Rest in His Arms, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing Christian funerals and burials for abandoned babies, will host an evening called “An Evening of Hope” on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Parish in Wheaton to remember all the babies who have been lost too soon. If you have ever lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant death, or during childhood or young adulthood, or in any other way, know that this event is for you and is intended to bring healing, comfort and peace.
Rest in His Arms will host the evening, which will include time to show our honor and love for Baby Hope and all of the children in our lives who left this world far too young. The evening will include prayer, silent reflection, peaceful music, messages of hope, compassion and understanding, and one-on-one interaction with various pastors and grief counselors for those who wish to talk about their experiences.
Everyone is welcome, including those of other faith traditions and the unchurched.
There will be a reception afterwards so people can meet and share with each other; Rest in His Arms will tell its story and inspire others about what is necessary to stop these kinds of tragedies.
The pastor at St. Michael’s, Fr. Daniel Hoehn, is going to have Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction before the event from 6-7 p.m., and then it will be an ecumenical prayer service and remembrance starting around 7 p.m., followed by a reception.
To learn more, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/276740812705911/