“What you do in your family to create a community of love, to help each other to grow, and to serve those in need is critical, not only for your own sanctification, but for the strength of society and our Church. It is a participation in the work of the Lord, a sharing in the mission of the Church. It is holy.”
“Follow the Way of Love,” a Pastoral Message of the U.S. Bishops to Families.
FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study) Trainings – are held throughout the Diocese on an as needed basis. These trainings introduce married couples to the FOCCUS instrument and to other couples who administer the instrument in other parishes.
REFOCCUS Trainings – are held throughout the Diocese with collaborating parishes. These trainings are for the experienced FOCCUS Couples or for Marriage Prep Ministers who are doing Convalidations or are interested in doing Marriage Enrichment in their parish.
Call the Family Life Office at 407-246-4865 to schedule a training in your area.
MINISTRY OF MOTHERS SHARING
Minister of Mothers Sharing Workshops and Training – Local workshops are held throughout the year for Peer facilitators and leadership in this program. These workshops are especially deigned to strengthen the leadership skills in each woman. Each workshop empowers the leaders to understand Called & Gifted for the Third Millennium as well as develop skills to minister to other adults.
Establishing Ministry of Mothers Sharing Workshop – a three hour experience of the rituals, essence, and Benedictine connection as well as how to begin this ministry in a parish. An eye opening experience to what Ministry of Mothers is to women, her family and the parish community. Workshop is available to a parish or community wide event. This is a fee base workshop. Mini-manuals are provided.
Peer Facilitator Training – This seven-hour workshop gives participants an actual experience in adult learning model, facilitating skills, “active” listening, the value of Christian assertiveness and empowerment , discernment, the theology of MOMS, as well as the practical application of Called & Gifted in this ministry. A training manual will be provided. Pre registration and fee are requested for the trainings which are held in January and August.
Developing a Core Team Workshop – This three-hour workshop guides members to develop team-building skills needed on the Core Team. The value of clear job descriptions, methods of marketing and how to discern and utilize members’ gifts are presented. Sample team meeting schedules, agendas, timelines, annual budget and annual report to pastor will also is presented. Mini-manuals are provided. Workshop is available to a parish or community wide event. This is a fee base workshop.
RAINBOWS Training – Participants attend a six hour training for certification. Topics covered include; facilitator skills, stages of grief, and course content. Training can be scheduled through the Family Life Office. www.rainbows.org