written by Deacon Roger Carr-Jones
There are many things that can be a source of embarrassment in daily life, especially in a work contest, when we do or say something without engaging our brain. I am sure that we have all ha...Read more
Writtten by Roger Carr-Jones MFL Coordinator
Perhaps we can recall when we first met the person that we love, just how eager we were to learn more about them and gradually to learn more about their inner landscape? Dating has...Read more
This January marks a moment of change as my predecessor Kit Dollard hands on the baton of responsibility to serve as Chair of Marriage Care.
Saying ‘goodbye’ is both a bittersweet moment as a friend moves on and the opportunity to look back...Read more
Continuing on our Advent journey with the Holy Family towards Bethlehem, this is a useful opportunity to experience a retreat in daily life as a married couple, where we can reflect upon, heal, affirm and grow our relationship. This may be a new ...Read more
By Deacon Roger Carr-Jones, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator
In the hustle and bustle that now marks the Advent season, the concept of expectant waiting and preparation, both for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the...Read more
If we were to reflect back on our experience of family life there would be times when we would have experienced moments of change. Whilst these might differ in their severity and impact, they still form part of our journey, shaping and influencing...Read more
If you are not familiar with Teams, this is an international lay movement in the Catholic Church, designed to enrich ‘married spirituality’, helping to make good Christian marriages even better by growing the graces received in sacramental mar...Read more
When a couple feel that they must get divorced or separate they may turn to those who care for them most. Sadly, experience shows instead that family and friends become divided, or often unable to process the situation leaving those at the heart o...Read more
If we were seeking a word that would best suit what would we desire and hope from marriage and family life, then perhaps that three letter word ‘Joy’ might just fit the bill. It is neither too long to write, or difficult to pronounce, and feel...Read more
I was recently struck by the parallels between the need for prayer and the need for open communication in marriage and family life when re-reading Fr Bernard Basset’s (SJ) little book Let’s Start Praying Again. Published in 1970, Fr Basset pai...Read more
Marriage, just like gardening, is a process in that it is an ever-changing landscape, requiring the odd adjustment here, the letting go of redundant features and time to grow, mature and blossom. To achieve this requires a certain degree of on-goi...Read more
Use of twitter is a recent innovation for the Evangelisation Agency, of which the Marriage and Family Life ministry is a part, yet it comes as a helpful reminder that a few good words at the beginning of a day do make a difference. Using twitter h...Read more
On Saturday 8th June over six hundred married couples filled Westminster Cathedral for the Annual Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony. All the couples had been invited by Cardinal Nichols because they are celebrating a significant anniversary this ...Read more
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life releases the theme for the 2021 World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Rome.
A statement released by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life explains that, as the event will be taking place on...Read more
This summer FAMILIAS, the
Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Ministry in England & Wales, will be hosting three regional ‘ Restored Lives’ divorce recovery training workshops for parish teams across England and Wale...Read more
Welcome to 'Where Two Are Gathered", a 7 day audio retreat for couples made in collaboration with the Diocese of Westminster in celebration of Marriage Week 2019 (13th - 19th May).
PRAY-AS-YOU-GO REREAT FOR MARRIAGE WEEK
One session will be ...Read more