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Family Life Ministry (FLM)

Diocese of Leeds 

"There is no stereotype of the ideal family,

but rather a challenging mosaic

made up of many different realities,

with all their joys, hopes and problems" 

Pope Francis Amoris Laetitia #57

 

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

 

 "The love of parents is so important for a child's personal development and growth. It is the gift that makes society possible. Parents surely deserve the best we can offer to help them develop their skills and grow in confidence...

...We've recently seen, from a number of diocesan projects across England and Wales, that the immediate and the long-term benefits for parents, their children and for the church can be quite extraordinary."

 Archbishop Peter Smith, Southwark

 


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 (see the Amoris Programme Let's Talk Family, Let's Be Family)

See how the World Meeting of Families in Dublin will be organsied on the website.

Why not decide 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 Diocese of Leeds cannot and does not necessarily endorse the content on these websites.

 

 

Latest News


2nd November 2018
Marriage Encounter Weekend

Want to enrcih your marriage? Why not try this non residential Marriage Encounter weekend in Sheffield June 2018. More>>

29th March 2017
Family Catechesis Training

'Inspirational', 'enjoyable' and 'thought provoking' are just a few of the positive comments we got at the end of the first course in Family Catechesis. More>>

6th November 2017
Nurturing early attachment

Two parenting facilitators from our diocese are now also licenced presenters of Care for the Family's new 'TotSlot' resource to help mums and dads to foster early loving relationships with their newborn infants and toddlers. More>>

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>>

27th June 2017
World Meeting of Families 2018

From 21st - 26th August 2018 the World Meeting of Families will be Dublin! There will be 3 days of talks and workshops at conference facilities in the centre of Dublin. This will be followed by a festival day for families and on the very last day a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. Why not combine this with your family holiday next year? More>>

11th October 2017
Nurturing kindness at home

It is important to take time to look after ourselves, especially if we are the leaders of the home (i.e. parents or grandparents) or of any other human organisation. Apparently there is a good biological reason why stress makes it more difficult to be compassionate. I experienced that this week and it was a salutory reminder of the need to stay connected and rooted in the true vine of God's love. More>>
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