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

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.

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.