The Florida Catholic published an article about the Building a Successful Stepfamily workshops led by the Diocese of Orlando in the July 27-Aug. 9, 2012 issue. For more information about stepfamilies and to read the article, please click here.
Apostolic Journey Of His Holiness Benedict XVI To Valencia (Spain) On Occasion Of The Fifth World Meeting Of Families. Vigil Of Prayer - Address Of The Holy Father , City Of Arts And Sciences, Saturday, July 8, 2006: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am most happy to take part in this prayer meeting which is meant to celebrate with great joy God's gift of the family. Read more...
"A family is our first community and most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us, and acts in the world. The early Church expressed this truth by calling the Christian family a "Domestic Church" or "Church of the home"."Follow the Way of Love,"- A Pastoral Message of the U.S. Bishops to Families.
PARENTING – There are several video-based programs directed at increasing confidence and developing skills in parents who, in turn are better able to instill self-esteem, responsibility and cooperation in their children. These programs have a number of options:
The Active Christian Parenting and Active Parenting of Teens are six-week programs and are facilitated by a certified leader (activeparenting.com). Just Me and the Kids, is for the single parent family. This program aids both children and adults in healing and developing healthy relationships. S.T.E.P.-Parenting the Young Child. Is for parents of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. 1,2,3,4, Parents, is for parents of children 1-4 to better understand early childhood development and the skills to deal with the young child. (3 week, 1½ hour format).
STEPFAMILIES: This workshop addresses stepfamily and co-parenting issues Parents will learn effective techniques to facilitate positive co-parenting with former spouse and helpful hints to stengthen family relationships.
Ministry of Mothers Sharing
Empowering women from the inside out!
Through an eight-week spiritual process an environment provides an opportunity where women, who share the role of motherhood, can come together for personal and spiritual growth opportunities.
- Gathers mothers together to form a network of mutual spiritual support.
- Provides group experience of learning, praying and ministering to each other.
- Introduces mothers to opportunities for personal and spiritual growth in a faith sharing group.
- Increases communication skills and the use of prayer rituals in the home
Ministry of Mothers Sharing National Website: http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org/6-moms/introduction.html
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Local Regional Coordinator: Jen Seminara
COMPASS Catholic Ministries