Family MInistry Coordinator
"The ordinary lives of ordinary families are filled with the extraordinary. The sacred is just around the corner. It is in family intimacy, first of all in our families and in our friendships, that God is present and active."
(Mitch and Kathy Finley)
Saint George's Family Ministry provides a ministry of welcome, family resources, education, and support and helps to build a partnership between the church of the home - the domestic church - and the parish community.
A family pespective is an attempt to put into practice what Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1981 Apostolic Exhortation On the Family (Familiaris Consortio): "No plan for organized pastoral work at any level must ever fail to take into consideration the pastoral area of the family" (n.70). A family perspective is a way of "taking into consideration" the family in a very comprehensive way. To bring a family perspective to ministry does not necessarily mean adding new programs, personnel or structures. Rather it suggests that what exists is examined with a view toward making it more sensitive to the complex reality of family life and ultimately, toward placing families at the center of the Church's life and mission.
GRANDPARENT PRAYER GROUP, third Friday of each month, 11:00 am in the Conference Room in the church hall, from September through May. Join us as we pray for the safety and well-being of our grandchildren and those of the parish. Prayers include those to Saint Ann and Saint Joachim, grandparents of Jesus, along with the Rosary. All are welcome. For more information send an email here. For anyone unable to attend, the prayers used at the Grandparent Group are available on the Welcome Table in the church hall. Please share copies with anyone you know who would be interested. The aged, sick and handicapped prayers from home can be a powerful instrument for the work of God's grace. Many souls have been saved through the faithful prayer of those who are homebound.
2017 Meeting Dates: March 17, April 21, May 19, 2017
Our final meeting of the "season" is May 19. Group resumes
again for the beginning of our sixth year on September 15, 2017
FAMILY PRAYER NIGHT every Thursday at 6:30 PM in the church. We gather and pray for all families. We invite you to join us as we share the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Contact Sue Ovian (firstname.lastname@example.org / 508-735-8703) or Bill McSherra (508-831-0188) for more information. Though Family Prayer Night is not specifically part of St. George's Family Ministry everyone is welcome to join them in prayer each Thursday night.