DIOCESAN WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS – November 2018

Volunteers in Ministry: Our professional development series for the 2018-2019 Pastoral Year begins on Saturday, October 20th at Mary, Mother of God Parish, Oakville. Join us as we welcome John McMullen, Associate Director of the Office of Catholic Youth who will share with us about our ministry to volunteer teams as well as how to best equip volunteers in youth ministry for success. Please see HERE for more details and the registration form.

Marriage is Good for Your Health: Part Two! We are offering another Saturday to share time with your spouse! Spend a day learning about The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This is part two of the program, created by Dr. John Gottman. If you missed the first session you will still learn lots as we look at the principles in more detail. Facilitated by Mrs. Teresa Hartnett and Dr. Wendy Hofman on Saturday, Nov. 10th from 10 – 4 p.m. at the Chancery Office, Hamilton. Cost: $50 per couple, includes lunch. Register by calling 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or on online at www.hamiltondiocese.com.

Impact on Young Minds – Video Games & Social Media, Healthy or Harmful? All parents, caregivers, and grandparents, even youth themselves, are welcome to attend a presentation by Brian Janes (registered psychotherapist) on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Chancery Office, Hamilton. Come and find out about the potential dangers and negative consequences of social media and video games on young people. This workshop will look at the impact of video games and social media on the developing brain, provide an overview of some of the social dangers present on the web and suggest guidelines and boundaries to help children’s access to screen time remain healthy. To register call t 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or go to www.hamiltondiocese.com.

Healing Mass for Those Mourning the Loss of a Child: Bishop Crosby will celebrate a healing Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton, on Sunday, December 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. for those who have lost a child. Those who are grieving this painful and life-altering experience, parents, grandparents and family members are welcome. Registration is preferred, but not required. Call 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or register on-line at www.hamiltondiocese.com.

Coping with the Holidays…when you have lost a loved one: An afternoon of reflection and strategies for coping throughout Christmas. The session will take place at the Chancery Office, Hamilton, on Sunday, December 2nd from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. and will be facilitated by Dr. Wendy Hofman. It is FREE of charge. Call to reserve a seat 905-528-7988 ext. 2249.

Grandchildren Grow Up: Beyond Toys to Real Life Issues: We live in a rapidly changing world where children are experiencing and hearing about issues often beyond what we as adults know! Let’s talk about some of them, including same-sex attraction, gender identity, healthy sexuality and how to help our grandchildren navigate the “stuff” of their lives. Presenter: Teresa Hartnett. Location: Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Burlington, on Wednesday, Nov. 7th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. To register call 905-528-7988 ext. 2249, or go to www.hamiltondiocese.com.

Friday Night Support Group for Persons Separated or Divorced: Would it help you to have people around you to understand what you’re going through? Would you like to hear some ideas that will encourage you and help you to develop new ways of coping with the stresses in your life? The Hamilton Diocesan Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and they can help! No need to register just come and join us at the Chancery Office, Hamilton from 7 – 9 p.m. For more information call the Family Ministry Office at 905-528-7988 ext. 2249. There is NO COST