~Garden of the Good Shepherd~
This is a Garden for the children, for the children that we loved,
but never had the chance to know.
This is a place of remembrance, reflection and prayer especially dedicated to those dear ones who were lost in the earliest stages of their lives.
They were with us for so short a time and then they were gone.
This is the Garden of the Good Shepherd –
a place in which hurts are healed and hope is renewed
as we witness the encounter between the One who brought
our children to life
and the Shepherd God sent to seek them.
"Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays: will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray? In truth I tell you, if he finds it, it gives
him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not stray at all. Similarly, it is never the will of your Father in heaven that
one of these little ones should be lost.”
May Jesus, the Good Shepherd, bring comfort and peace to the
hearts of all who come to this Garden.
In the Garden of the Good Shepherd are placed memorial plaques
to honor our lost children. To request a plaque, download the request form from the right side of this page. Print it off and fill it out and bring it to the Pastoral Center Office, along with your donation.
Please call the Church office at (972) 934-8388 if you have
questions about this process.