The vision and work of the Archdiocese starts and ends with the person of Jesus Christ. We invite you to encounter God's love through Jesus.
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From the central west and far south coast of NSW to the suburbs of Canberra, our work and community involvement is broad and far-reaching. We invite you to discover what we offer.
|Married State||Ministry/Group/Agency||Purpose (maximum of 30 words)||Commitment||Contact||More info||Logo|
|Engaged||Evenings for the Engaged||A marriage preparation course run for up to 6-8 engaged couples at a time. Courses are held in the home of the facilitating couple or in a parish facility. Training and support is provide for facilitators who follow a pre-prepared curriculum but also share their own marriage experiences through their presentations||either one evening per week for 5 weeks or over two consecutive Saturdays.||Prudence Gordon and Peter Grist (Ph) 0451 670 041 (E) email@example.com||https://cgcatholic.org.au/faith-resources/marriage-family-and-relationship-resources/marriage-preparation-courses/||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|CatholicCare / Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Course||On a Tuesday night each fiance fills out a detailed questionnaire called The FOCCUS Inventory. A feedback session is arranged for sometime later in the month to discuss the results of the questionnaire with a trained facilitator. After completing the questionnaire, couples gather for a meal and to hear some input about marriage from a priest and from a married couple. Time is provided for each couple to draw aside in private to discuss the issues that are being raised.||1 evening session 5-9pm first Tues of month plus one facilitated couple discussion.Cost is $300 per couple.||02 6162 6100 firstname.lastname@example.org||https://catholiccare.cg.org.au||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Catholic Engaged Encounter||Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend for engaged couples run in Sydney. While many couples attend together, private time is provided for each couple to build a closer relationship while exploring the following topics: their future lives together; their strengths and weaknesses; their desires, ambitions & goals; their attitudes about money, sex, children, family and their role in the church and society.||A weekend experience Cost approximately $250 ($370 with accommodation)||Call Greg & Linda 02 9868 2924 or 0408 162 038 email@example.com||www.engagedencounter.org.au||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Smart Loving||SmartLoving Online for Engaged couples is an effective and flexible way to prepare for Catholic marriage. Each enrolment includes a gift coupon for the sponsor course allowing the Engaged couple the option of having a Sponsor couple accompany them throughout their preparation at no extra charge.||a 9 week course1.5 hours a firstname.lastname@example.org +61 293 19 6 280||www.smartloving.org||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Just Married||Ministry to the Newly Married||To foster the development of relationship skills, broaden a couple’s understanding of each other and assist them in the living out of the sacrament of marriage||Annual Dinner & four talks a year over five years||Angela & Ralph Frank|
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|Just Married or at anytime||Teams||a lay movement within the Catholic Church that offers couples a chance to discover the Lord’s presence in their marriage and to live in Christian fellowship with other couples as a way of giving thanks to God and bearing witness to Him in the world.||Dinner and prayer/discussion once a month as a couple with other couples||Tim and Genevieve Power email@example.com||www.teamsoceania.com.au||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Married a Few Years or more||Worldwide Marriage Encounter||Weekend Program designed to enrich and deepen couples and priests in their vocations and to help rediscover and reignite some of the sparkle that can get lost through time. Our mission: to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.||Marriage Encounter runs three weekends a year at Varroville (South of Sydney), and monthly meetings to continue to support those who have been on a weekend||Brendan & Grace firstname.lastname@example.org M 0423 431 683||www.wwme.org.au||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Other Groups and Movements||Couples for Christ||A lay Catholic community comprising of couples and their families, kids, youth, singles, and mature men and women. In a spirit of mutual responsibility for the growth of the Catholic Community in Australia (and Oceania), Couples For Christ continues its support in making Church life relevant to the family. CFC shares its gifts through missionary works and services and by conducting family evangelisation programs.||Ronnie & Rowena Bautista Ronnie - 0414 885 478 email@example.com||www.cfc-australia.org.au||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Disciples of Jesus||A Catholic charismatic community of people from all states of life—married, single, priests and consecrated life. The Community seeks to create a culture that is supportive of marriage and family life, by facilitating a lifestyle that promotes Christian marriage and Christian values. The fruit of this life is seen in strong marriages and families, and a youth culture built on faith based friendships. we experience many large communal celebrations of weddings and consecrated life.||regular shared meals and prayer between families and community members in other life states; regular small groups for men and women mentoring of young people as they make vocational firstname.lastname@example.org||http://dojcommunity.com/||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Neocatechumenal Way Community for Faith Formation||“Dear brothers and sisters, your charism is a great gift from God for the Church of our time” (Pope Francis, 2018).|
“In this age of ours we need to rediscover a radical faith, radically understood, radically lived and radically fulfilled… The catechumens of the first centuries were a very important reality for the Church. What they did for the faith in those days the Neocatechumenal communities are doing today” (St John Paul II, 1980).
“I recognise the Neocatechumenal Way as an itinerary of Catholic formation valid for our society and for our times” (St John Paul II, 1990).
|Gerald Scerri (PH) 0404274714 Tania Scerri (PH) 0426236662 email@example.com|
|Jesus Youth||an international private association of the faithful which is active in over 30 countries. Jesus Youth is missionary in nature and has a special focus on evangelizing today’s youth, promoting an active Christian way of life, and commitment to mission. Since it's inception in 1985 Jesus Youth has evolved into family ministries as members moved on to accept the calling of marriage in their personal lives. All countries have active family ministries which are focused on building Christ centred bases of evangelization.||Sidharth Jose: firstname.lastname@example.org 0431098613||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|The Focolare New Families Movement||a global Catholic movement which espouses an evangelical spirituality. Members seek to witness to and bring about the realisation of Jesus’ prayer, “May they all be one … so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.” [Jn 17:21]. It seeks to bring about this communion among its members, within the Catholic Church, between the Christian Churches, among persons of different religions and with non-believers. Its members, whilst predominantly Catholic, include people from all denominations and religions.As well as youth, pre-marriage and marriage formation, the Focolare movement has diverse international projects focussing on families in need.||A key activity in the ACT is the monthly ‘Word of Life’ meeting which involves communal reflection on passages of scripture and seeking to apply it in daily life.||Keith & Anna Linard Phone: +61 (0)412 376 317 Email: email@example.com||https://www.focolare.org/famiglienuove/en/||T:\CG Chancery\MFR\LogosMarriageMovements|
|Billings LIFE-Leaders In Fertility Education||The Billings Ovulation Method® is a scientifically validated system of natural fertility management which assists women to understand their unique phases of fertility and infertility and empowers couples to plan their families in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church. It encourages communication, deepens a relationship and helps keep the romance alive throughout marriage. Once learnt, it can be used during all situations throughout a woman’s reproductive life, including breastfeeding, irregular cycles, and perimenopause. It can also be used as a tool to help recognise any changes which might need early medical investigation.|
"This is knowledge of her body that every woman ought to have."
|Private tuition for up to 6 months - approximately 4-6 sessions or conveniently through personal internet sessions, in your own time.||Joanne Widdup 0414165848 or 1800 335 860||https://www.billings.life|
|The Australian Family Association||The AFA directs its activities towards the consolidation of the family unit: seeking the support of public policy so as to forestall the causes which today lead to the disintegration of the family and its fundamental role as the basic unit of our society. The Association respects the sanctity of life from conception to natural death and recognises the need for care and compassion for the broken family and for the support of all people in need. The Association holds that the family is the basic unit on which human societies are built and is the prime agency for the total development of children, i.e. the transmission of moral, ethical and cultural values, and for the ongoing social and emotional support for all its members. Its natural purpose is to serve as the chief functioning mechanism for the primary delivery of social services in the fields of nurture, education, health and welfare.||We promise to keep you informed, and engage you in our work according to your level of interest. We will post the Family Update newsletter, and email you state and federal campaign information and invitations to key events.||Paul Monagle 0418627692 or 0398160800||www.family.org.au|