Support Groups

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry provides support during the difficult time of losing a loved one. Assistance is offered in planning the funeral liturgy, coordinating activities with the church, funeral home, musicians and celebrant. In this way, families are enabled to plan a service that is personal, meaningful and comforting to them. Contact Debbie Benson at 407-647-3392 for more information.


Bereavement Support Group

Debbiepastoral2Bill “Blessed Are You Who Mourn, For You Shall Be Comforted” - A Bereavement Support Group that meets for 6 consecutive weeks is usually offered in the spring and in the fall. You may call Deacon Bill Timmes at 407 647-3392 or email bill@stmargaretmary.org for more information and upcoming dates. We welcome anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one and invite you to call whenever there is a need. We are here to offer hope, strength and consolation during this difficult time.


Cancer Support Group

“We do not journey alone”. This ministry supports the cancer patient in treatment and the cancer survivor with prayer and the opportunity to share their stories in a sacred and confidential space. Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at 10:00am to 11:30am in the Family Life Center.

Contact: Deacon Bill Timmes 407 647-3392
bill@stmargaretmary.org


Caregiver Support Ministry

For those who are the primary caregiver for a family member or loved one in their home or facility. Caregivers struggle to balance caregiving with other responsibilities including jobs and caring for children. Time away, even a short time, can help the caregiver care for themselves. The focus is on support, prayer, and time to share. Meetings are once a month on the fourth Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Family Life Center.
Contact: Deacon Bill Timmes 407 647-3392
bill@stmargaretmary.org


Marriages in trouble:

Don’t Let Your Marriage … Break Your Heart!

Retrouvaille can help rediscover what you once had. Retrouvaille is a Diocese-sponsored program to restore communication and trust in marriage. If you feel frustrated, hurt and angry with each other; if you feel trapped by frequent conflict and don't know where to turn; please know this program has helped thousands of couples. Even if you are separated or divorced - or are thinking about it - call and give yourselves another chance. You and your relationship deserve it. For more information or registration call (352) 274-4614. All calls are strictly confidential.

If you know a couple in a hurting marriage, give the family the gift of love and tell them about this program. Retrouvaille welcomes all couples in struggling relationships who want to save their marriages. And check our website at www.retrouvaille.org


Post Abortion Counseling

 (Project Rachel): If you or someone you know is suffering from the trauma of abortion call 407-277-7266 for free, confidential assistance. You may also contact any of our priests. Call the parish office for an appointment.


Catholic Ministry for Separated and Divorced

divorceREGISTER FOR SUMMER SERIES NOW.
NOW UNDERWAY on Tuesday nights, started August 25
for all people experiencing separation or divorce.
If you are in need of this support,
Click here for the flier.
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for the schedule.
Or call Lori Reinneck at the Family Life office for more information at 407-645-0284 or emaillori@stmargaretmary.org

Catholic Divorce Survival Guide will be offered this fall as a 8 week series. This DVD based Catholic program was 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.

Above all, the series is Christ centered.

Based on sound Catholic teaching and spiritual principles, each session helps people find the peace, power, and passion that have been lost through divorce. The CDSG is a weekly program that offers insight and brings advice form experienced well -loved priests, theologians, authors and professionals to the local church community via the digital format. It offers help in all areas of separation divorce, annulment, remarriage, and step parenting –from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

It is facilitated by a team of three lay people from the parish who have experienced divorce and are in a place of peace and who are willing to create a place for others in the church community of comfort, counsel, and clarity after a divorce.

Suggested registration fee is $20 which includes a “Personal Survival Guide”, refreshments, and all materials for eight weeks.