What is Family Life Ministry?
Webster’s dictionary has many meanings for the word “family” that describe families here at Immaculate Heart of Mary. “Family” is: “A group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation”“…A group of individuals living under one roof.” “The basic unit in society having as its nucleus two or more adults who live together and cooperate in the care and rearing of their own or adopted children.”
The Immaculate Heart of Mary family is a group of people united by our common belief in God and our Catholic faith. Whatever your household looks like, you are a part of the family of Immaculate Heart of Mary; and therefore, served by Family Life Ministry. The mission of Family Life Ministry is to develop strong relationships with the members of Immaculate Heart of Mary through fun, community-building activities and spiritual enrichment programs. This ministry includes the areas that welcome new members through baptism and marriage. It extends to those parishioners who are single, the newly married, those that have been married for a while, single-parent and two-parent families with children of all ages, people who have raised their children, widows and widowers, and those who are retired. At the end of your life, Family Life Ministry helps your family with your funeral needs at Immaculate Heart of Mary.Family Life Ministry is a work in progress. As needs are presented, we work to find ways to meet those needs. This is a tremendous undertaking which cannot be accomplished by one person. Therefore, parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary who value the family are asked to volunteer their help.