Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach program by which women help other women and their families during a time of pregnancy, birth, adoption or infant crisis. The role of Elizabeth Ministers is to affirm, support, and assist women during this unique time of life. If interested, please contact one of the program coordinators listed here or call us at 609-403-7158. The Elizabeth Ministry website (www.elizabethministry.com) is chock full of helpful information for women during all the stages of childbearing.
“We can be sure of one thing: God’s family will always be present and those who belong to this family will never be alone.”
Pope Benedict XVI, January 8, 2006
Parishes throughout the diocese offer support to families as they face the day-to-day challenges of Christian family living. If you are interested in checking out what’s available in your area, click here for more information.
Christian Family Movement
The Christian Family Movement (www.cfm.org) (CFM) is a national network of parish/neighborhood small groups of Catholics and their families. Parents meet regularly in one another’s homes or at the parish. Using themed program booklets to promote group interaction, Christian values are reinforced and families are encouraged to reach out in action to others. CFM promotes Catholic teaching on marriage and family life, social justice and ecumenism. Program materials are available to preview at no cost to the parish. Parishes interested in learning more about CFM are encouraged to call the Family Life Office, 609-403-7158.
FAMILIA of Central New Jersey
FAMILIA, (www.familiausa.net) an acronym for Family Life in America, is an international outreach developed by Catholic laity who are committed to the well-being of families. The programs sponsored by FAMILIA foster the development of religious, moral, psychological and social values in the family. FAMILIA of Central New Jersey sponsors self-study programs of 15 sessions in local parishes.
If interested, please call the Family Life Office at 609-403-7158.