It’s not too late to give something up for Lent

Consider giving up bad body language for Lent. It may help you reconnect and communicate better with loved ones. How often do you show signs of disdain or contempt during conversations? Try giving up the following:

  • rolling your eyes
  • scowling
  • ignoring a request by walking away
  • talking over others

Instead, focus on actively listening to others. Practice patience with your loved ones this Lent. Here are some upcoming events to help couples grow in their relationship:

  • World-wide Marriage Encounter (WWME) – Make time to improve and enrich your marriage this year! The next world-wide marriage encounter weekend is March 2-4, 2018. Please go to for additional information and to register.
  • Become a Fully Engaged mentor couple – Mentor couples assist couples preparing for marriage. Register for training to become a Fully Engaged mentor couple on March 3, 2018 at Church of the Epiphany in Port Orange. Training is $50 per couple from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and includes materials, light breakfast and lunch. Click here to view flyer. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Lynda Monckton at 407.246.4882 or
  • Together in Holiness Conference – Join us for a day of inspiring presentations, prayerful reflection and conversation with the one you love. Bishop Noonan will also celebrate Mass. March 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs. Lunch is included and on-site childcare will be provided. Scholarships are available. Click here to register.More from the Office of Laity, Family and Life February 21, 2018 ebulletin