Resources for Families and Family Life Ministry from St. Paul-Inside-the-Walls

The Office of Family Life 4 Family Life MARRIAGE AND FAMILY Marriage & Family Resources Training & Pastoral Resources Marriage Preparation Women’s Health & Fertility Awareness Bereavement Separated and Divorced RESPECT LIFE Respect Life Contact Us Eniola Honsberger Director of the Office of Family Life 973-377-1004, ext. 417 ehonsbergerpatersondiocese.org Our Purpose Support Strengthen Serve Our main priority is to supprort pastors and parish staff by providing resources and trainings to better equip and prepare them to work with the people in their parishes and evangelize those searching for community. We strive to strengthen the couples that attend our diocesan marriage prep programs and natural family planning classes with the beauty of God’s Plan for their lives in a engaging and inviting way. The Office of Family Life serves the people of the Diocese of Paterson through family life programs that meet people where they are at, such as; the annulment process, the women’s conference, and much more!                                                    St. Paul Inside the Walls        205 Madison Avenue              Madison, NJ 07940...

NFCYM: Partnering with Parents – Free new webinar series

  NEW SERIES FOR OCTOBER 2021: FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER! We’re committed to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people by supporting and strengthening those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.   Partnering with Parents: Learn about our new series Tune into our new free webinar series for all leaders interested in partnering with parents in bringing home the faith View Details   OCT19 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Conducting a Family Faith Inventory OCT26 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Bridging the Generational Divide NOV3 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Creating Family Mission Statements Partnering with Parents Series: Conducting a Family Faith Inventory October 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Free and open to all who wish to accompany parents in order to bring home the faith. Date: Oct 19 at 2 pm ET Registration Link: https://nfcym-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t7BsZI6TRl-eXDhijP2fjw In this session of the Partnering with Parents Webinar Series, Mark Mann (Diocese of Grand Rapids) and Diane Kledzik (Diocese of St. Petersburg) share how a family can assess its “living faith” so they can partner with the parish in choosing how they wish to grow as a domestic church. This...

EAO ADMA Congress 2021 – A Rich Charismatic Experience

By ADMA EAO Congress Steering Committee        ADMA EAO, 13 September 2021 — After a long and involved preparation since January 2020, the Second EAO ADMA Congress (online) was a true rich and inspiring charismatic experience. On 11-12 September (3 hours each day) several hundred ADMA members, their spiritual animators (SDB and FMA), SDB provincials, young Salesians in formation and other members of the Salesian Family came together to pray, deepen their identity, interact and get to know each other better.        Praying together        On Sunday (Day 2) the beautiful animated Rosary prayer in 6 languages (Tagalog, English, Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Cebuano) with amazing Marian songs in the respective languages. The opening prayer was offered in Tok Pisin and Motu (PNG) and final prayer was in Thai. Youtube presents these prayers.        Getting to know each other better        Through the professionally and wholeheartedly prepared ADMA life video sharing, we learn of ADMA faith experience (TLS), a young ADMA voice (FIS), stories of starting experiences (KOR, INA, VIE), the long and rich history of devotion to Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines (FIN). At the end of...

NEW Events at the Marian Shrine

We Salesians at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY, are moving forward in being proactive and organizing events that center on our common core – youth and devotion to Mary – especially the Help of Christians. We present the following new opportunities to you in order that you may keep us in your prayers and if you are in the NY/NJ area it would be great if you could participate especially in bringing groups of young people in your apostolate to these spiritual opportunities. October 9th: Our Lady of Fatima Statue will visit the Marian Shrine. Eucharistic Adoration begins at 1:30 pm at our Mary, Help of Christians Outdoor Altar Procession with the Blessed Sacrament to Our Lady of the Rosary Statue Recitation of the Holy Rosary. Our desire is to make sure that young people are an important part of this event since we are Salesians. October 23rd: Rise Up! Lowly but Chosen – Mini-conference for youth and young adults (14-22) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. We will have this event in our Youth Center Gym – a live band, testimonies, and motivational speakers, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for Confession. This event is $20.00 per person....

Youth Ministry and Family in the year of “Amoris Laetitia”

(ANS – Rome) – Starting September, the pamphlet “Youth Ministry and the Family” will be available to Provincials, Delegates for Youth Ministry and all pastoral workers in the various environments. It was produced in six languages ​​(French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese) and will be accessible in electronic and printed format. It is the result of work the Salesian Youth Ministry Sector has been carrying out for several months with the aim of increasing the synergy between youth and family ministries, and which integrates and updates the path started in 2014 and which has continued with the important International Youth and Family Pastoral Congress (Madrid, 2017). Furthermore, the publication coincides with an ecclesial event: on March 19, 2021, Pope Francis inaugurated the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”, 5 years after the publication of “Amoris Laetitia”. It will end on 26 June 2022 on the occasion of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father. Starting the last quarter of 2020, the Youth Ministry Sector has begun work on finding and analyzing all the material concerning the paths undertaken by the Congregation on this topic (meetings of delegates, documents of experts and contributions from the Congress). At the...