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
Call Mobile - 0776 17 15 101
Or Office 0113 261 8050 (usually Tuesdays)
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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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
National Marriage and Family Life Website
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
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