Family Matters

Ministry of Mothers Sharing

MOMSThis on-going peer ministry begins with a series of 9 structured sessions, gathering women together to claim the sacredness of their vocation, their family, their faith, and their friendships. Groups are offered in the fall and spring and are offered in the evenings or mornings depending on response. Childcare is provided. After the 8 week personal journey, ongoing events from MOMS are.
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Elizabeth Ministry

elizabeth ministryFollowing in the footsteps of Mary and Elizabeth, women mentoring to women thru the joys and sorrows of the childbearing years. Join a team to pray the rosary once a month for the needs of mothers in our parish, cook and deliver homemade meals for mothers in need, reach out as a pregnancy partner to a fist time mom, support those experiencing infertility, or write letters of comfort after a miscarriage or loss.
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Catholic Ministry for Separated and Divorced

divorceCatholic Divorce Survival Guide - 12 session, DVD series created to help separated and divorced men and women heal from their emotional wounds, deepen their personal relationship with Christ, and begin to live a full Sacramental life in the Catholic Church. Offered twice a year in fall and spring.
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SMM Playgroup

playgroupSocial and fun time for toddlers, preschoolers, and parents to meet others thru play and social time. Group meets every Thursday at 9:30am – 11:30am in the Church Nursery.
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Marriage Enrichment

marriageWe are a “Marriage Building Church!”
A large varied collection of resources for couples who want to live a holy and happy marriage can be found in English and Spanish at www.foryourmarriage.org and www.portumatrimonio.org. Our Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on marriage, Love and Life in the Divine Plan, can be found in English and Spanish are available from the Family Life office. As a parish we celebrate World Marriage Week.
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Just Girls

just girlWhat is A JUST GIRL: a 3rd, 4th or 5th grade girl whose friendships are full of kindness, a girl who is NOT a mean girl, a girl who is NOT boy crazy, a girl who does NOT dress like everyone else, a girl who understands modesty and knows she is a masterpiece created by GOD! Meets once a month from September thru April. A “Just for Moms” session is held at the same time as the girls session for all material covered.

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Special Needs Ministry

This group is for parents or other caregivers who are caring for a family member(s) with special needs to include developmental delays, mental health issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus or other disabilities. We provide prayer, encouragement, friendship and resources for parents or caregivers facing the challenges of living with someone with special needs.

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