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A Family Perspective

Please run this in your 1/28/2018 bulletin.

Today’s gospel reminds us “unclean spirits” still haunt our families. These “spirits” thrive inside our grudges, punishing silence, impatience and abruptness. Today Jesus offers you the “authority” to cast out these spirits from your life and your family. Be forgiving. Be reconciling. Be the light you wish to see in the darkness.

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Please run this in your 1/28/2018 bulletin.

266. Ways to Turn Your Beloved Off #9 - Let obsessions distract you from being present to your beloved. How clean does the house really need to be? Hobbies are fun but can steal together time. Perfectionism can rob you of laughing together at your mistakes.

NOVA

Please run this in your 1/28/2018 bulletin.

NOVA is a one-day marriage preparation program for couples free to remarry in the Catholic Church. Topics include adjustments, blending families, legal issues and others. Contact the Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 or by email at: familylife@erieRCD.org to register. Offered only four times per year, the next NOVA is scheduled for Saturday March 10th in Erie. Couples preparing for convalidation are encouraged to apply.

National Marriage Week

Please run this in your 2/4/2018 bulletin.

National Marriage Week is February 7-14, 2018. Celebrate and strengthen your marriage by visiting the DIY Marriage Tune-Up web page from the Family Life Office of the Diocese of Erie, www.ErieRCD.org/flo_diymarriagetuneup.htm. Here’s praying for your happily ever after.

A Family Perspective

Please run this in your 2/4/2018 bulletin.

In today’s gospel Jesus went to the “house of Andrew and Simon” to relax but discovered that Simon’s mother-in-law was very ill. Like Jesus we come home to relax but are often confronted with problems. Take a tip from Andrew and Simon and tell Jesus about it “immediately”.

Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG Divorce Ministry)

Please run this in your 2/4/2018 bulletin.

The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG) NEW 8-week group to help those who are separated or divorced is Wednesdays, 4/4/18-5/23/18, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 East Grandview Blvd. in Erie. (Cost - $10 for book/journal – Let us know if you need financial help to attend.) Many topics to begin healing will be addressed through DVDs with experienced presenters and real men and women who have felt the pain of divorce. Please call the Family Life Office, (814) 824-1250, email familylife@eriercd.org, or visit www.eriercd.org/cdsg.htm for more information or to register.

Are you a person with a disability and looking for more in your Faith Life?

Please run this in your 2/4/2018 bulletin.

Are you someone with a disability or do you know someone with a disability who wants more out of their Faith Life? The Office of Disabilities and Deaf Ministry has a number of groups that will provide the faith-filled social interaction you’re looking for. Call Michele Inter at 814-824-1257 or email at d&dministry@erieRCD.org for more details. You can also learn more about our ministry on the diocesan website www.ErieRCD.org under Catholic Charities Disability Ministries.

NOVA- A remarriage preparation program--

Please run this in your 2/4/2018 bulletin.

Designed specifically for couples planning remarriage in the Catholic Church. Topics include blending families, expectations, legal issues and others. Pre-registration is required. Call The Family Life Office at 814-824-1261 to register. The next NOVA is scheduled for Saturday March 10th in Erie.

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Please run this in your 2/4/2018 bulletin.

767. "They brought to [Jesus] all who were ill...and He cured many who were sick." (Mark 1:32-34) This is the season of sickness. Some people like to be pampered when they are sick. Others like to be left alone. What comforts your beloved when they don't feel well?

MARRIAGE MOMENTS

Please run this in your 2/11/2018 bulletin.

768. This year Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day are both on February 14. How might we reconcile these two seemingly opposite themes? The Ash Wednesday reading beckons you to "Return to me with your whole heart. (Joel 2:12) The "me" can be God or the spirit of God within your beloved.

A Family Perspective

Please run this in your 2/11/2018 bulletin.

Family life is about decisions. The leper in today’s gospel knew this when he said to Jesus. “If you will, you can make me clean.” Jesus knew this when he said, “I do will it.” Love is not an emotion. It is a decision to be with and for another person in “good times and bad,” even when we don’t feel like it.

National Marriage Week

Please run this in your 2/11/2018 bulletin.

The DIY Marriage Tune-Up web page, www.ErieRCD.org/flo_diymarriagetuneup.htm, is a marriage enrichment resource from the Family Life Office of the Diocese of Erie. Celebrate National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-Feb. 14, by checking out these resources to have some fun and strengthen your married life.

Openings remain for NOVA

Please run this in your 2/11/2018 bulletin.

Openings remain for NOVA, scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Lawrence Park. Nova is a one-day premarital program designed for couples seeking remarriage or convalidation in the Catholic Church. Topics covered include communication, blending families, legal issues and others. Call the Family Life Office at 814-824-1265 or by email at: familylife@erieRCD.org to register.

Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG Divorce Ministry)

Please run this in your 2/11/2018 bulletin.

DIVORCED? The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide (CDSG) NEW 8-week group begins on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Center in Erie. Cost of $10 per person includes “Personal Survival Guide” and all materials for 8 weeks (Last group meeting is 5/23/18). If cost is an issue, please call the Family Life Office. Find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic teachings. Contact the Family Life Office, (814)824-1250, email familylife@eriercd.org , or visit www.eriercd.org/cdsg.htm for more information or to register.