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Question of the week

July 20, 2014

In what ways do I see my faith life grow? What helps or hinders my growth?




Family Matters


Ministry of Mothers Sharing


Elizabeth Ministry

bullet Catholic Ministry for Separated and Divorced
bullet Playgroup
bullet Marriage Enrichment
bullet Just Girls

Ministry of Mothers Sharing -
Contact: Lori Reinneck, or 407-645-0284

MOMSEmpowering women to claim the sacredness of their vocation, their family, their faith, and their friendships.

Register NOW for Spring Groups: We are offering a Monday evening group and a Thursday evening group. Each group is limited to the first 12 signups and participants are urged to attend all sessions. This program is a structured personal journey for 8 consecutive weeks which requires journaling, small group faith sharing, and personal reflection.

For the Spring 2014 brochure click here.

For the Spring 2014 registration form click here.

For the welcome letter click here.

Elizabeth Ministry - Click here for an overview of the program in PDF format.

Elizabeth Ministry Banner
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
thanksgiving that God has been so good..."
- Chris Bush

To read the complete reflection click here.

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).

To make a referral for a parishioner in need of any of the above services complete this easy link: Click here and out team will contact them. Elizabeth Ministry Referral Form


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.


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Catholic Ministry for Separated and Divorced

Catholic Divorce Fact Sheet. Click here.

For adults who are separated or divorced:

Tender Souls: 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

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Study and sharing for all those experiencing a separation or divorce

guided by the workbook by Bruce Fischer

8 weeks Tuesday nights, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Starting January 14th

Registration fees: $15 per person

1/14:  7-8pm: Meet and Greet for all/Open Registration/drop in.
Hall of Angels 2nd Floor Family Life Center

1/21: 7-9pm Parish Mission; all attend together. Church.
1/28 Week One: 6:30-8:30pm; Rebuilding Blocks Overview; Stages of Loss.
Upper Room. 2nd Floor Family Life Center

2/4: Week Two: 6:30-8:30pm; Denial, Fear, Guilt and Rejection
Upper Room. 2nd Floor Family Life Center

2/11: Week Three 6:30-8:30pm; Relationship Styles: Learning to love, rebuilding trust 
St. Margaret Mary Room, 2nd Floor Family Life Center

2/18: Week Four 6:30-8:30pm; Unhealthy behaviors, loneliness and MIA relationships.
Upper Room. 2nd Floor Family Life Center

2/25 Week Five 6:30-8:30pm Anger dangers, learning to let go
Upper Room. 2nd Floor Family Life Center

3/4 Week Six 6:30pm-8:30pm Life in Transition: Who am I now? Who would I like to be?
Upper Room. 2nd Floor Family Life Center

3/11 Week Seven 6:30pm-8:30pm The Joys of Single life; Pains and gains of mingling singles. 
St. Margaret Mary Room, 2nd Floor Family Life Center

3/18 Week Eight 6:30pm-8:30pm Living for today with a plan for tomorrow                  
Upper Room. 2nd Floor Family Life Center

To register contact:
The Family Life Office of St. Margaret Mary Church  
Lori Reinneck or 407-645-0284

For registration form click here.
To print the current flier, click here.

For Adolescents:
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

For Children:
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.

SMM Playgroup
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 or call the Family Life Office at

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Marriage Enrichment

We are a “Marriage Building Church!”

for your marraige

A large and varied collection of resources for couples who want to live a holy and happy marriage can be found in English and Spanish at and

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

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.Marriage Enrichment

Contact for more info.


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Just Girls

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:

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 or call 407-645-0284.

To register a 3rd or 4th grader/mother daughter team: contact or call the Family Life office at 407-645-0284.


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