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Pope Francis recently traveled to South Korea for the Sixth Asian Youth Day (August 13-18, 2014). There, he spoke to young people about marriage and family life as a call from God:
"I can only stress the importance of the witness given by Christian families. At a time of great crisis for family life – as we are all aware – our Christian communities are called to support married couples and families in fulfilling their proper mission in the life of the Church and society. The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.”
The Marriage and Family Forum is a diocesan collaboration of lay associations to promote, sustain, and enrich Christian marriage and the family.
Strengthens individuals & families through service and advocacy addressing many community areas of need:
Intake, Information and Referral: (808) 521-HELP (4357), and visit http://www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org/
The Engaged Encounter Weekend offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage.
Though Catholic in sponsorship, this experience is open to any engaged man and woman who wish to marry in the Church and prepare for a deeper, more meaningful life together. The Weekend is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values.
Contact: Donna & James Baguio at (720) 900-4633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mission: To build joyful marriages by teaching Natural Family Planning.
The only form of family planning that respects God’s plan for love, marriage, and sexuality.
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Inspires deeper romance, respect and love by transforming secular love into sacred intimacy.
Contact: Ed and Betty Coda at (808) 839-0837 or Email Ed & Betty and visit www.ccli.org.
Mission: Families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth. Called to rise in defense of the family, to do God’s work, to bring families back to the plan of God, to bring the Lord’s strength and light to those who are struggling, to be truly Christian families in the modern world.
CFC carries out this mission of renewal throughout the world and works for Christian family renewal at various levels:
Providing intercessory prayer for families who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit (PS 34:18)
Providing resources and educational opportunities for families to lead transformed lives through Life in the Spirit Seminars.
Drawing hurting family members to the love of the Father through praise, worship, and witnessing to the saving Grace of His son, Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For prayers: email@example.com
Live the liturgical year celebrating feast days and saints at Mass and in the home. Nurture and inspire a hunger for the Sacraments, desire for worship, predilection for ministry. Educate to hope, wonder, recognition of the gifts through ongoing catechesis or faith formation.
2014-2015 School-Year includes:
The purpose of the Marianist Family Retreat Program is to strengthen families by providing:
By helping families to recognize their gifts and embrace their differences, we invite them to see God in each other and in the larger community.
Contact: Brother Dennis Schmitz at (808) 735-4801 or Email Bro. Dennis.
A Mission to Love... Couples who stay successfully and happily married have made marriage their mission. Living in Love Experience is a parish based experience for married couples who want to incorporate TOB into their daily lives.
Invites us to true intimacy with God. Heals the world’s distorted view of sexuality, humanity and spirituality. Practical life skills for living out vows: free, total, faithful, and fruitful.
Mission: To proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.
Marriage Encounter Weekend is designed for couples in good marriages who desire to communicate more intimately, deepen and enrich their relationship.
Ongoing community support and enrichment occurs in monthly Community meetings on all islands.
Offering one day Parish based enrichments in support of marriage and God’s desire for marriage
Contact: Oahu contact Jose and Mary Elizabeth Alvior at (808) 391-2045; Maui contact Lee and Tanya Barbero at (808) 268-1578 or use our website www.hawaiiwwme.org
Hawaii's WWME Teams: (Seated L to R) Dave and Sue Shanahan, Tanya Barbero, Nevis and Andy DeLaveaga, John and Momi Cleghorn, and Jane and Mike Maloney. (Standing L to R) Lee Barbero, Anita and Clayton Fernandez, Mary Elizabeth and Jose Alvior, Donna and Fred Ventura, Claudine and Brian Perry.