Check out the Christian Family Movement at St. Boniface
Christian Family Movement
Christian Family Movement (CFM) is an organization which provides a structure whereby four or five couples can gather monthly with the help of a guide book (which changes yearly). The goal is to give couples fellowship and support through which they may more fully live out their Christian faith in the world. The meetings happen monthly in your homes. Each person receives a copy of the book which gives you everything you need to have a successful meeting. CFM’s mission is to “promote Christ-centered marriage and family life; to help individuals and their families to live the Christian faith in everyday life; and to improve society through actions of love, service, education, and example.”
Membership costs $10 a year, and Scott Fitzgerald is our parish coordinator of the program.
If this concept sounds exciting to you, put your name, phone and email address down on the sign-up sheet on the table in the gathering space. Scott will organize the groups and contact you with who is in your group. If you want to be in a group with a certain couple, be sure to let Scott know. CFM will launch the first week of September. Their website is www.cfm.org. If you are interested, you will need to go there and register as well. For more information or to register by phone, contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You Married or Engaged?
If you are interested in getting married at St. Boniface Church contact Fr. Vince Rosonke for availability and details. Please do so as soon as you can to reserve available dates and allow sufficient time for the many preparations involved.
Most couples marrying at or through St. Boniface are matched with a sponsor couple to help them prepare for marriage in the church. This involves taking the FOCCUS inventory and discussing the results with your future spouse with the assistance of a trained married couple. If you have questions about how this Marriage Preparation program works, please contact the parish office.
Serve as a St. Boniface Sponsor Couple
Help engaged couples by serving as a St. Boniface Sponsor Couple.
Together you help couples communicate with each other through helping them take and discuss the FOCCUS inventory —assessing their compatibility in 10+ key areas. You will be matched with 1-3 couples each year and meet with each couple 3-6 times.
Free training is provided. Interested? Contact the parish office for more information.
Fine Tune your Marriage or Get Marriage Help
Marriage is not perfect. Some marriages could use something more. Give your marriage a shot in the arm from a Marriage Encounter Retreat weekend designed as a tune-up weekend to make a good marriage better (increase your ability to communicate effectively, see one another’s point of view, etc.), or a Retrouvaille weekend designed for couples who have more extreme problems and need marriage help to deal with them.