FAMILY MINISTRY

COORDINATOR - SR. LUCY KEARNEY, SP

Sr. Lucy Kearney, SP, is a graduate from Athens District High School, Toronto Teachers College and Ottawa University. She has provided in-service and updating for school related subjects and participated in Religion Courses and Renewal Programs at University of Ottawa, Retreats International, Notre Dame, Indiana, Manresa, Pickering, ON, St. F.X. University, Nova Scotia. Sr. Lucy taught for 35 years including all grades from kindergarten through grade 10 within the Archdiocese and Brantford. She has been active in Archdiocesan and parish activities such as Diocesan Liturgical Commission, Western Commission of the Diocesan Pastoral Council, Parish Councils and C.W.L. and Congregational Committees

PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES

Getting Married?

We suggest that you contact your parish priest a minimum of six months before the date you wish to marry.

Please note:  If either of you has had a previous marriage (even if your previous spouse has died, or the marriage did not take place in the Catholic Church) you should speak to your parish priest as soon as possible.
Pre-marriage courses are held throughout the diocese, at different times throughout the year.

You can register for a pre-marriage course when you meet with your pastor. For further information or phone the Family Ministry Office 613 548-4461. 

WESTERN DEANERY

Registrations be in no later than
February 15th
so that accommodations can be made for meals and resources.

MARCH 22-23, 2019
(starts Friday evening - ends Saturday evening)
Holy Rosary Parish Hall
169 North Park Street, Belleville
$150 PER couple
We welcome payment at time of registration or at the door.
This fee covers handouts, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Contact:   Please make initial contact with your own parish priest.
Register with Donna at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Frankford at 613-398-6745, or assisi@sympatico.ca.

REGISTRATION FORM

CENTRAL DEANERY

5-6 April 2019
(starts Friday evening
- ends Saturday evening)


St. Paul The Apostle 
1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd., Kingston Course
$130.00 per couple.
Please pay this fee at Registration on Friday night.
Cheques are payable to: ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CHURCH

Contact:   Please make initial contact with your own parish priest.
Information: Maura @ St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 613-389-8222

REGISTRATION FORM
REGISTER ON-LINE

NORTHERN DEANERY

April 5-6, 2019
(starts Friday evening
- ends Saturday evening)


St. John Catholic High School, Perth
$100 / couple

Contact: Please make initial contact with your own parish priest. 
Cathy James 613-326-0338
REGISTRATION FORM

EASTERN DEANERY


next one in the fall 2019
St. John Bosco, Brockville

$100 / couple

Contact:  Initial contact with
your own parish priest.
For information, or to register, visit the website
or the parish office at 613-342-5095. 

 

OTHER DIOCESES
(Please contact Sr. Lucy for details)


OTTAWA

Archdiocese of Ottawa
Pastoral Services/Family Ministries
(613) 738-5025

TORONTO

Office of Marriage Preparation and Family Life - Catholic Family Services 
(416) 921-1163

Remarrying Preparation Courses
These courses are 6 week sessions

Engaged Encounter Weekends
Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga
905-276-5229

ALEXANDRIA - CORNWALL

Alexandria- Cornwall Diocese
613-933-1138
Ginette Charbonneau
Catholic Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation - April 27-28, 2019

 

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

Amoris Laetitia - Joy of Love

The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis (OEC) and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) have developed a web-based video resource to assist with the study of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

The launch of this web-based video resource provides reflection and study designed to be used by individuals in their homes, or groups in parish or diocesan setting. It is hoped that it will provide further opportunity for ongoing individual and communal reflection on “the joy of love”.

Pope Francis invites us to study the document carefully when he says, “…I do not recommend a rushed reading of the text. The greatest benefit, for families themselves and for those engaged in the family apostolate, will come if each part is read patiently and carefully, or if attention is paid to the parts dealing with their specific needs”

You may access the English video series by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNEJswQPqJN2Iitj1BeWH55S4omWdN0bD
You may access the French video series by clicking here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNEJswQPqJN16HFGLMNcKL8Q3O8dnTy_e


Marriage Encounter

If you would like to improve your marriage, deepen your love, live more happily together, and draw closer to each other, the Marriage Encounter program can help.  Marriage Encounter is an experience which focusses on communication between husband and wife. It is an opportunity to spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life and to concentrate on each other as a couple. Information about Marriage Encounter can be found at www.wwme.org.

SEPARTED or DIVORCED?

Looking for support through your healing process? 
You are welcome to attend the 

NEW LIFE GROUP
A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING
SEPARATION AND DIVORCE

SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2019

Alternate Tuesdays
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

Mar. 19
God’s Promise of Hope / Beauty
From Ashes of Lost Dreams
and Deepest Trials
Denise Berube cnd

Apr 2
TED Talks
group facilitated

Apr 16
Financial Planning:  Transitions
Presenter

Apr 30
Impact of Separation & Divorce
on Family Relations

 

You owe it to yourself to pick up your life and rebuild it, but it is next to impossible by yourself.

If you know of someone who can benefit from this group, please let them know they are not alone.

All faith denominations welcome.

We can help!

For further information
or phone the Family Ministry Office
613-548-4461 x 113