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Family Life Ministry - Diocese of Leeds

Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds

Started in the 1990s by Bishop David Konstant

with Fr John Nunan, and

led by Sr Anne Conway (deceased 2016)

as the first full time Coordinator,

Family Life Ministry in the Diocese of Leeds

has been a broad spectrum positive, proactive

peer ministry for all families.

Since 2013 Family Life Ministry has been staffed

by one person, one day a week (term time).

The current focus is on positive parenting support

via local trained parenting course facilitators.

(This website is now mostly archive material

and is only updated for current work and news)

Parenting Coordinator: Breda Theakston

 

See our newsletter Sharing the Good News

from Catechesis, Family Life Ministry

and Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Leeds

If you are interested in: 

  • Parenting Courses
  • Parenting Facilitator training
  • Parenting Training Fund
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Call Mobile - 0776 17 15 101

Or Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)  

Email - [email protected] /* */ 

As I work one day a week, flexibly, there may be times when there is a delay in my response. 
 

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See the parenting courses we use at www.familycaring.co.uk

 

 

HOT NEWS: 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 will be in DUBLIN!

from 21st August - 26th August  2018

You can get involved by joining locally in some preparatory catechesis (coming

up soon on the website) or deciding to make Ireland your holiday destination in 2018.

All people wishing to attend the World Meeting of Families, or any part of it (3-day Congress; one day Festival of Families; Papal Mass on the final day) will need to REGISTER online.

click here to see the latest WMOF 2018 news

 

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION 

This office no longer provides marriage preparation or marriage preparation presenter training. For all wedding and all marriage preparation enquiries please contact your parish priest

Marriage Care provides one day marriage preparation courses called 'Preparing Together'. 

Rebecca Thorat, Volunteer Recruitment Manager at Marriage Care, has asked us to inform you of a number of volunteering opportunities opening up at Marriage Care which you may wish to circulate through your local networks. These include: Heads of Centre to support local teams in London, Reading and Tyneside; Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to deliver one-day courses for small groups of couples preparing to marry in the Catholic Church and Parish Liaison Officers to foster mutually supportive relationships with local clergy and parishes.

For more information please visit Marriage Care's volunteer page at: www.marriagecare.org.uk/volunteer 

or email volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 

 

 

The Diocese of Leeds is a FULL Member of FAMILIAS, the national Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Ministry.

ASSOCIATE membership is open to those who work with the Diocesan Family Life Ministry representative.

Anyone can apply to be a 'FRIEND' of Familias.

FAMILIAS Membership Leaflet

FAMILIAS Newsletter 

National Marriage and Family Life Website 

Amoris Laetitia 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

Domestic Abuse Guidelines

How can we help to end violence in Catholic families? a free download from www.paxinfamilia.org

 

 

 

 "The well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society is intimately linked with the healthy condition of that community produced by marriage and family"

Gaudium et Spes 47

 
Despite recent changes in provision this website will continue to share significant news items and updates

LINKS

Links to external websites provided on this website have been checked but we cannot take responsibility for the content on external websites or that organisation's affiliations with third parties. The link is provided for information purposes only. The iocese of Leeds cannot and does not necessarily endorse the content on these websites.

 

 

Latest News


30th March 2017
Parenting Facilitator Training

This FREE training is available to parishes and schools which wish to find new and supportive ways of engaging with parents in their home-school-parish communities.  

More>>

14th May 2017
Pope Francis on TED

Here is Pope Francis talking to people who like 'ideas worth spreading' More>>

29th March 2017
Family Catechesis Launch Dates

Confirmation Preparation will in future begin in Year 5 with children invited to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Year 6. To support the catechesis of children at this age a new resource is being prepared. This is of particular interest to us because the model of catechesis being recommended is 'Family Catechesis'.  More>>

7th April 2017
Home is a Holy Place

Remember Home is a Holy Place, the attractive DVD resource pack fpor homes, schools and parishes? It would be a really helpful way to prepare for Family Catechesis (story above). More>>

13th April 2016
Domestic Abuse

'Given our current knowledge of the levels of domestic abuse within society based upon both research and reported incidents, it is likely that domestic abuse is prevalent in every parish community'. What can we do? More>>

19th May 2013
Family Violence - a holy hush?

If family is the primary place of education and the first school of humanity then family life must matter in a profound, fundamental and urgent way to every one of us, especially all those who are in any kind of family and church ministry at any level. Here, by Nancy J. Ramsay, is a consideration of the spiritual damage done both by violence within the family and also the 'holy hush' that can surround it in our church community.

More>>
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