OFFICE OF FAMILY & LIFE
The Diocese of Evansville Office of Family & Life covers a broad range of vital areas across our diocese…and we need YOUR help. If you feel called to any of the below areas of ministry, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Unveiled Marriage Preparation Co-Facilitator (Married Couple) There are three Unveiled Marriage preparation retreats for engaged couples each year. Two facilitator (married) couples guide each retreat. We currently need two facilitator couples to round out our current facilitator team.
Surviving Divorce program Co-Facilitator This is a twelve week Divorce Support and Healing program from a Catholic perspective. We currently need 4-6 trained facilitators for this program (there is a training in Indianapolis on March 12).
Adult Children of Divorce Co-Facilitator There will be a retreat coming in August of 2022 and we are looking for those who want to attend and also for those who may want to be a part of a leadership team in the future.
Peace in the Mourning Widow Retreat Co-Facilitator This is a 1x per year healing retreat for widows. We are currently looking for at least 3 persons to be on a planning committee.
Parish Respect Life (Co)-Coordinator Currently, almost 50% of our parishes are without a Respect Life Coordinator. If you would like to fill this role or assist with this role at your parish, please reach out. Respect Life Celebration Planning Committee This is a 1x per year event including Mass, dinner, and a speaker.
Wisdom Day Volunteer Team There are three Wisdom Days per year: Vincennes, Dubois County, and Evansville. These events are geared for our over-55 Catholics and include food, speakers, and giveaways
Project Rachel Post Abortion Healing Team Project Rachel provides confidential resources and referrals for counseling and reconciliation. There are opportunities to be a phone minister (answer the phone 1 day per week or be a backup), on the prayer team, assist with parishes Marriage
Parish Sponsor Couples for engaged couple marriage preparation
"Finally, Christian spouses, in virtue of the sacrament of Matrimony, whereby they signify and partake of the mystery of that unity and fruitful love which exists between Christ and His Church, (108) help each other to attain to holiness in their married life and in the rearing and education of their children. By reason of their state and rank in life they have their own special gift among the people of God.(109) (7*) From the wedlock of Christians there comes the family, in which new citizens of human society are born, who by the grace of the Holy Spirit received in baptism are made children of God, thus perpetuating the people of God through the centuries. The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children; they should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them, fostering with special care vocation to a sacred state."~Lumen Gentium 11
Family Spiritual Resources for the home
These resources have been compiled from our diocese as well as dioceses around the country.
Remember that the home is the Domestic Church!
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Logo Meaning: At the center of the logo is the Diocese of Evansville crest. In the upper left corner, we see the symbol of marriage and the family. The infant is highlighted to symbolize life and the other three quadrants incorporate symbols of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph...the Holy Family.