"The family, which is founded and given life by love, is a community of persons: of husband and wife, of parents and children, of relatives. Its first task is to live with fidelity the reality of communion is a constant effort to develop an authentic community of persons."


 -Pope John Paul II (1981) Apostolic Exhortation on the Family, #18

 

 

Family Life


The vocation to marriage and family life is a worthy endeavor. Nowhere else do the fruits of our existence and faithfulness become so known as those evidenced within the context of family life.

 

Church teaching and guidance on Family life may be found in official documents from: 

 

Classes and Programs:

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Family Honor, Inc. Leading & Loving

Parents, we know that raising children in today’s secular society is challenging.  Raising holy and virtuous kids seems almost impossible some days!  Join us for Leading & Loving, a unique, family-centered, Catholic approach to raising virtuous children, developed by Family Honor.

  • Family Honor, Inc. has over 25 years field experience in helping parents teach their children virtues. Family Honor's truly unique program, Leading & Loving, is designed for parents of young children, newborn through 5th grade. You will come away with practical techniques for developing virtue in your children and for answering some of your children's most challenging questions.

  • Join us on Friday, June 26, 2015  from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, June 27  from 9am-3pm.  Registration is $35 per family.   Deadline for registering is June 5, 2015.  Space is limited so register online now at www.diocesepb.org/LeadingandLoving. This program is for PARENTS ONLY.
  • Learn more at www.familyhonor.org/

  • Hosted by All Saints Catholic School ~ Gymnasium  1759 Indian Creek Parkway,  Jupiter, FL 

  • For more information email Victoria Hamaty.

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Fertility and Health

Health and fertility are primary concerns for family life. Natural Procreative Technology is a new women’s health science that is fully consistent with Church teaching that promotes optimum fertility and gynecological health.

The Pope Paul VI Institute is dedicated to building a culture of life and providing real solutions to real problems. In addition to its high quality educational programs for professionals, the Institute encompasses the National Center for Women’s health and provides timely Catholic resources.

The Diocese of Palm Beach provides classes on the art and science of Natural Family Planning. The sympto-thermal Method is a safe, natural, effective and very low cost method of family planning. It is 99% effective in avoiding pregnancy and can help low fertility couples achieve pregnancy. It is NOT the same as calendar rhythm.  To register for a class, go to www.ccli.org

Visit the Diocese of Palm Beach NFP website for course updates.

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Mother and Daughter Program

The Mother-and-Daughter Program explores God's special gift of femininity and the beauty and wonder of God's plan for growing up and becoming a woman. The program takes place in an atmosphere of love and learning and creates a foundation for communication between mother and daughter. Presenters are Natural Family Planning Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Specialists in Education, and other trained volunteers in Family Life Ministries.

Topics include:

  • The beauty of a woman's body, the sacredness of human life; and the virtue of chastity.

  • Healthy dating relationships with a strong emphasis on chastity and reverence for our sexuality.

  • Question and answer segment.


Please check back for future dates or email Victoria Hamaty.
 

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Father and Son Program

All NEW featuring the Ropes Challenge Course at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.

The all new Father-and-Son Program focuses on building the foundation for communication between father and son and exploring the goodness and wonder of God's plan for growing up and becoming a man.  The program includes active and challenging ropes elements mixed with engaging and informative discussions covering a range of topics including: 

  • Man Up – Be a Real Man:  Answers the question “Who am I?”  What does it mean to be a real man?  To be a leader?  To be a protector?  Understand the man God made you to be…what it means to be a virtuous man, one who exhibits honesty and strength, who upholds the dignity of human life, who is confident in his faith.
  • All In – Your Call to Greatness:  Addresses each man’s primary vocation and call to greatness. Discusses the positive characteristics men exhibit as protectors, builders, spiritual leaders, and fathers, and addresses each man’s journey to their specific vocation.
  • Accept the Challenge - Are You Ready?  Explores the changes in a young man's body as it prepares for fatherhood; including emotional changes; acceptance of responsibility; and the functions of the male and female reproductive system. Also explores healthy dating relationships with a strong emphasis on chastity and respect for themselves and others by appreciating the gift of sexuality and the beauty of friendship.  
  • Got Questions?:  Confidential Q & A segment

Discussion leaders are Clergy, Specialists in Education and other Family Life Ministry trained volunteers. For boys ages 12-15.

 

Please check back for future dates or email Victoria Hamaty.

 

 

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