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Ministry Of Mothers Sharing
What Is MOMS?
The Ministry of Mothers Sharing is a national program that began with a group of mothers in Arizona 25 years ago. Their aim was to design a process that encouraged prayer, discussion and friendship among women of all ages. Today, MOMS has developed into a spirituality process for women in over 1,000 parishes, and thousands of women have benefited from this life giving experience. MOMS is a way to get back in touch with that fun-loving person inside you that got lost in the diapers, laundry, soccer games and sleepovers, and to make deep and lasting friendships with other moms who are going through the same struggles as you are, and who share your faith. Our motto is “The greatest gift I can give my family is my happiness.”
How Do You Join?
Initiation into the MOMS group is through a 6-week workshop. This is NOT a parenting workshop (although you will receive an abundance of help and advice from your fellow attendees). Each week you will discuss topics such as self-esteem, stress, personal growth, friendships, and everyday spirituality. You will take time for the spark of divinity in your soul. You will make time to refresh your spirit on your own experiences, share your stories, and realize more fully the sacredness of your call to motherhood. And you will enjoy time to relish new insights, grow new friendships, and make life-giving connections within this ministry.
What Happens After The Workshop?
Once you have completed the workshop and graduated, you are then welcome to join in our many other activities, which include monthly prayer and meditation, bible study, book club, pot lucks, a Mother's Day Tea, and a Christmas Cookie Exchange. Our members develop strong friendships and often meet for play dates, coffee and other activities, and share babysitting duties.
Who Can Join?
Mothers of children of all ages are welcome, grandmothers too. You need not be Catholic, but must be open to prayer.
Here's what one of our moms said. "I attended the Lent workshop in 2010. I was looking for some way to deepen my Lenten experience, and saw the MOMS workshop advertised in the bulletin. It sounded perfect, since I also did not have many mom friends at the time. Taking that one small step turned out to be one of the best things I have done for myself since becoming a mom. During those 6 weeks I learned a lot about how I deal with certain issues, I deepened my spirituality as I had hoped, and I made some wonderful new friends who are now a strong support network for me."
Our Next Workshop
The workshops are currently on hiatus. Details will be posted in the weekly bulletin when the next workshop is planned. In the meantime, all are welcome to join us for monthly prayer and meditation (see below).
Prayer & Meditation
While the workshops are on hiatus, The Ministry of Mothers Sharing invites moms of all ages and stages to join us for monthly prayer and meditation. Come pray with other moms. Be inspired. Be challenged. Be supported in your Catholic faith. Each meeting includes time for personal intentions, guided meditation, and the Rosary. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM, in Room B at St. Elizabeth Seton. Please join us!
Tracy Seeger - Coordinator
Oahn Mandal - Workshop Facilitator
Angela Layton - Workshop Facilitator, Baptism Class Speaker
Lucia Chacon - Prayer & Meditation Facilitator, Baptism Class Speaker, Social Events, Meal Deliveries
Kim McCoy - Marketing
Olivia Negrete - Marketing, Social Events
Danika Balland - Baptism Class Speaker, Social Events
Mandy Ligutom-Cabagbag - Baptism Class Speaker
Joyce Meyer - Baptism Class Speaker
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