DIVORCE MINISTRY

Mission Statement:  The mission of this ministry is to provide compassionate Christian education and awareness that helps those dealing with separation or divorce, to heal and rebuild their lives.

Program Summary:  This program is a DVD-based series with accompanying materials that bring top Catholic experts on Church teachings, relationships, love, sex, marriage, divorce and annulments to the parish level. The twelve presentations feature the personal testimonies of twelve divorced Catholic men and women who share their real-life stories of hope and healing.

The parish program includes ongoing leader support, personal guides for the group participants, and a website with links, downloads, and other helpful information for anyone who wants to know more about what the Catholic Church teaches relative to love, sex, marriage, divorce and annulments.

The primary goal of this program is to lead those who are suffering and in need of answers (in this case, those who have been separated or divorced) to a more intimate knowledge of and love for Christ, through his Church.

For questions about this ministry, please contact Tim Sexauer by email..

RAINBOWS FOR All CHILDREN

Rainbows for All Children is now forming groups at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community.  To Register for this Group, please contact socrainbows@spiritofchrist.org or call the office at 303-422-9173.  

They will begin meeting in October 2017.  The initial focus of the group will be on children who have experienced loss through divorce. Registration is $8 to cover the cost of the workbook that will be used by each participant.

 

Rainbows for All Children (Rainbows) is a nonprofit organization providing structured, age- specific, peer support groups for children 3-18 years old who are grieving the loss of a family member as a result of death, divorce, life-threatening illness, incarceration, military deployment, or other life-altering event. Approximately 61 million (over 83%) of children living in the United States will experience one or more of these traumatic events at some point during their childhood. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, we have been operating for 33 years and have sites across the United States and internationally. The groups are open to any child, from any economic, racial, ethnic, and religious background, free of charge.

 Here is what our program can do for your child(ren):

         improve their school attendance, behavior and academic performance;

         help develop and strengthen their problem-solving skills and appropriate behavior and anger management;

         help alleviate their depression and anxiety;

         reduce their emotional pain and suffering;

         improve their communication skills; and

         reduce the likelihood of destructive behavior such as their involvement with gangs, alcohol and substance abuse.

 

Rainbows trains the leaders of these support groups and provides them with the skills, confidence and materials needed to facilitate the consistent and proven curriculum.  Rainbows’ programs are delivered in the children’s schools, faith-based organizations, community centers, and other sites where the children are already comfortable. Unlike individual therapy, the children are able to grieve, communicate and heal among peers; they no longer feel alone in their grief and they gain confidence from the group support.

 "Rainbows is sharing my feelings and being with people who care."

                            -4th Grade Participant

Next Program starts at 7pm Thursday September 14, 2017 here at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community. Registration is requireddownload form. Seating is limited.