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. or call the office at 303-422-9173.

About Rainbows

Rainbows for All Children is organization that provides structured, age-specific support groups for children who are grieving the loss of a family member as a result of death, separation/divorce, incarceration, deployment, deportation, life-threatening illness, or any other traumatic, life-altering event.

Headquartered in Evanston, Rainbows for All Children trains volunteers at community-based sites to lead structured, age-specific support groups for children in grades 1-8.

 Here is what a Rainbows support group 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.

 

Unlike traditional individual therapy, children are able to grieve, communicate, and heal among their peers. They no longer feel alone in their grief and gain confidence from group support.

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

                            -4th Grade Participant

Next Surviving Divorce program here at Spirit of Christ Catholic Community starts Fall 2018. All who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage will find comfort and counsel consistent with Catholic Church teachings. Registration is requireddownload form or link to online form here.  Seating is limited. This is a 12 week program and costs $25.00. Email Tim for more information.

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 George Niquette at 303-803-4446.  

Open to All 1st through 8th Graders

Mondays 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

February 4, 2019 to April 8, 2019

RAINBOWS FOR All CHILDREN

 “As a parent of four children who attended Rainbows, I can speak with experience that the group helped explain to my children what divorce is, allowed an environment for them to bond with others in similar situations, and taught them empathy and understanding in a way I couldn’t. Parents can have a difficult time providing help for their children due to their own grief. This is a way to give them the help they need.” – Miguel, Father of Rainbows Participants

When I first started Rainbows I was a young, scared little girl. I felt all alone in the world. I lacked any self-confidence and I felt all my life's obstacles were because of something I had done wrong. Rainbows helped give me courage and strength.”

 – Abigail, Rainbows Alumni