DIOCESE OF EVANSVILLE
OFFICE OF FAMILY & LIFE eNEWS
REGISTER NOW! ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE!
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INTERESTED IN STARTING A SURVIVING DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP IN YOUR PARISH OR AREA OF THE DIOCESE? CONTACT ERIC GIRTEN AT EGIRTEN@EVDIO.ORG.
There was GREAT turnout (despite the heat) for the 1st ever NFP Picnic. This year’s event was at Friedman Park in Newburgh, IN. If you would like more information about Natural Family Planning (NFP) or would like to be notified of other NFP events like this one, go to https://www.evdio.org/natural-family-planning.html
Grace Marriage is a parish based enrichment program for married couples that allows them to meet for four hours every 3 months to focus just on themselves. There are free sample workbooks in the Family and Life Office. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Bird Ministries is a Catholic, pro-life/pro-family grief support ministry that focuses on bereaved families who have experienced child loss of any age and circumstance, including pregnancy loss through miscarriage and stillbirth, and after birth as an infant, child, adolescent, or adult.
We are starting a Red Bird Ministries program in the diocese.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Eric Girten at email@example.com.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY 305 CHILDREN IN NEED OF FOSTER CARE IN VANDERBURGH COUNTY ALONE AND THERE ARE ONLY 89 LICENSED HOMES? THIS LEAVES 216 CHILDREN WHO HAVE TO BE PLACED OUTSIDE OF THE AREA OR IN INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS.
WAYS A PARISH CAN BECOME FOSTER FRIENDLY…
ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO PRAY ABOUT BECOMING FOSTER FAMILIES
PROVIDED WRAP AROUND SERVICES OR SUPPORT FOR FOSTER FAMILIES
Why Become a Foster Friendly Faith Community?
Justice, mercy and grace are themes throughout scripture and most faith traditions.
People of faith already care deeply about these issues. Statistics show practicing Christians are three times more likely to foster and twice as likely to adopt compared to the general population.
Foster care is a non-partisan, unifying issue.
Foster care is an upstream issue. It is at the root of a number of current-day social wounds, including homelessness, sex trafficking, suicide and more.
Are you ready to learn how your faith community can take the next steps to become Foster Friendly?
JOIN THE DIOCESAN CHOIR FOR THE UPCOMING DEACON ORDINATION
Please consider joining the Diocesan Choir for the permanent deacon ordination on Saturday, August 13. The Diocesan Choir is open to singers from every parish in the Diocese of Evansville. The ability to read music is helpful but not required. It’s a great opportunity for parish choir members and cantors to come together and experience some beautiful musical prayer.
Practices for the ordination are held at St. Benedict Cathedral Church (1328 Lincoln Ave., Evansville):
2-4 p.m. CDT July 31
6-7:30 p.m. CDT Aug. 2
2-4 p.m. CDT Aug. 7
6-7:30 p.m. CDT Aug. 9
For more information, please email Jeremy Korba at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-589-3886.
THE GEOGRAPHY MAY HAVE CHANGED BUT THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME: PRO-LIFE