|Catholic Ministry for Separated and Divorced|
Elizabeth Ministry - Click here for an overview of the program in PDF format.
Women are God ’s instruments for bringing new life into the world.
Elizabeth Ministry volunteers are God’s instruments for supporting other women who bring (or wish to bring) new life into the world.
Today at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Elizabeth Ministry volunteers are helping other women celebrate their role in God’s plan of creation. Volunteers help during pregnancy and childbirth. They offer support when conceiving is difficult. They share many of the joys and sorrows that a mother experiences throughout her life span. Elizabeth Ministry volunteers do all these things with a love that only one woman can offer another.
"My favorite part of the day is visiting the new moms... often there are tears - tears of happiness and
Elizabeth Ministry volunteers are needed for the following teams: click on each team to see details.
|Meal Team||New Life Team|
|Ministry to the Sick Team||Baptism Buddies|
|Rosary Team||Pregnancy Partners|
|Miscarriage and Loss Team||Pro Life Team|
If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please complete the three steps listed below in order to get started:
1. Complete the Personal History Information Form
2. Complete the Fingerprinting process through the Diocese of Orlando webpage and select Fingerprinting under the Employment heading on the left. Choose St. Margaret Mary and the church is covering the cost, so you do not need to pay.
3. Watch the Safety Training Video and complete questions. Click here to begin that process (you will need the code from your fingerprinting paperwork to login to the video).
For all ministry info contact Elizabeth Ministry Coordinator:
Marlena Lynn Templet
In return, Elizabeth Ministry volunteers receive:
- Personalized assistance when deciding how best to use their talents
- Support and encouragement from ministry coordinators and fellow volunteers
- Assurance that their time and talent will be used effectively
- Feedback on the results of their service and on the success of the ministry
- Personal satisfaction in knowing that their efforts are greatly appreciated, make a real difference, and directly support the overall mission of the parish.
Catholic Ministry for Separated and Divorced
For all who are separated or divorced: Peer led, support group open to all every first and third Friday night from 7-9pm in the Family Life Center. For more info contact the Family Life Office at 407-645-0284, or email@example.com.
Spectrum is a 12 week peer support group for adolescents that deals with issues of loss from changes in the family. Groups are hosted by various parishes in the diocese.
The Family Life Office
of the Diocese of Orlando: 407-246-4867
Diocese of Orlando Family Life website
Rainbows - Guiding Kids Through Life’s Storms.Rainbows is a 12-week support group for children ages 5-13 who are dealing with loss through separation, divorce, death or other painful transition. Groups are hosted by various parishes in the diocese.
The Family Life Office
of the Diocese of Orlando: 407-285-4865.
For all who are divorced and want a structured, Catholic, curriculum-based class:
Divorce is like a tornado—ripping through your life, threatening to destroy everything in its path. The emotional whirlwinds bring fear, confusion, and despair, affecting you, your children, family members, and friends. You will likely wonder Why did this storm hit my life and why does it hurt so much? To find hope and healing consider our next Divorce Care class.
For all who are experiencing separation or divorce. 13 week class offered once in the fall and once in the spring; usually, Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30.
To sign up now for the next class: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-645-0284 for more info.
Playgroup has very often been the first point of contact for new parents. It provides parents of newborns, toddlers and preschoolers a chance to meet others in their community. Come and visit informally with other parents while the children socialize with their fellow parishioners too!
Group meets every Thursday at 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the nursery of the Family Life Center. E-mail Nikki for more info at email@example.com or call the Family Life Office at
We are a “Marriage Building Church!”
Our Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on marriage, Love and Life in the Divine Plan, can be found in English and Spanish along with a study guide at www.usccb.org/loveandlife
Prayer cards with a “Prayer for Married Couples” in English and Spanish are available from the Family Life office.
Celebrate World Marriage Week every February.
Celebrate Natural Family Planning Week every July.
Programs offered throughout the year to include “Money-Habitudes”, “the Marriage Spa”, Natural Family Planning, “God’s Plan for Joy Filled Marriage” and more.
Contact Lori@stmargaretmary.org for more info.
A Modesty and Chastity Club for 3rd and 4th grade girls who want to create true friendships thru the use of skits, Bible stories, crafts, and culminating in a fashion show! Leadership team consists of 9th-11th grade girls, 8th grade buddies, and young adult mentors.
Sessions for 3rd and 4th graders are once a month; Wednesdays 4-5:30. Planning sessions between the teens and young adult mentors occur the Monday prior to the Wed. from 6-8pm at Panera. A “Just for Moms” session is held at the same time as the girls session for all mothers so as to increase understanding of the material covered. All meetings are held in the Family Life Center of St. Margaret Mary Church
Cost of the program is $30 for each mother/daughter registration. Cost includes:
- All Things Girls personal journal
- Hand held beauty mirror
- Jewels in your Crown bracelet kit,
- Guardian of Purity necklace
- Misc. materials and handouts
If you are a sophomore or junior girl in high school and want to be on the leadership team for this chastity based program for 3rd and 4th graders, contact Lori@stmargaretmary.org or call 407-645-0284.
To register a 3rd or 4th grader/mother daughter team: contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Family Life office at 407-645-0284.
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