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

Separated and/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

MEETINGS

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

Marriage

PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES

 

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.  The next Marriage Encounter weekend will be held in Ottawa from January 20-22.  To register, please call Sally and Wayne Fink at 613-777-0262, or e-mail wslovers98@gmail.com.  Information about Marriage Encounter can be found at www.wwme.org.

Marriage Tip of the Month
As a member of a couple it is important to decide which is more important to you: being right or being connected. When it comes to conflict, which exists in every relationship, it is important to see the other’s view, decide where compromises are possible and together come up with a solution that works for both of you. With a “we” attitude in all you do, including conflict resolution, you can feel more deeply connected and content.

Parenting Tip 
Most parents want their children to be happy and spend a great deal of their energies trying to ensure this is the case for their children. A new study released by the World Leisure Journal suggests that it may be much simpler than we believe. A variety of leisure activities, including hiking, board games and visiting local tourist attractions, can be combined with time spent at home undertaking activities as a family. Being together produces feelings of satisfaction and happiness. Simple undertakings can be the best way to bond as a family and feel connected to each other. Combine activity with attending weekly Mass and praying together each day and your children will benefit in numerous ways!