For Your Marriage. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides information and resources about a healthy marriage, in general, and Catholic marriage, in particular. Offerings include a Daily Marriage Tip, regularly changing features like the monthly Marriage Quiz, Book of the Month review, and Marriage in the News. They continue to add to the content on a regular basis. Go to this user friendly website: www.foryourmarriage.org; click on Caring for Your Marriage, then Resources.
Catholic Charities’ A Gathering Place. Are you an older adult who is looking for a social program? Or do you have a loved one who could benefit from one? Try Catholic Charities’ A Gathering Place, a program designed for adults age 60 and older who may need assistance with activities of daily living, in addition to physical and cognitive activities and socialization. The program is held in a supervised and safe environment at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo. Services include individualized program options, nutritious meals and snacks, and shower services. For more information, call 716-896-6388. For more information on Catholic Charities and the services and programs we provide, visit www.ccwny.org. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Are you or is someone you know out of work and job hunting? Facing the challenge of being unemployed is hard, but you aren’t alone in this. Contact the Office of Family Life Ministries for a free packet containing practical resources, prayers, and information about support programs designed to help you on your journey back to employment. Please call 716-847-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have one sent to you.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance, counseling, law enforcement, the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. “Where Families Come First” is for you. All services are free. All conversations strictly private. For more information, visit www.fjcsafe.org or call 558-7233.
USCCB-Word of Life: Through [the] loving care [of my family and friends], they affirm what I also know – that my life is, always has been, and always will be, worth living. The USCCB is the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, visit http://www.usccb.org.
Marriage Moment. As you’re listening to your beloved explain a problem, ask yourself: “Why is this important to them?” One challenge in marital communication is not understanding the emotion and motive behind the message. Ask questions like: “What makes you feel that way?”
Parenting Perspective. “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” (John 6:5) Some families ask this question every day. Hopefully you have enough healthy food to eat – but not everyone does. Ask your children to join you in feeding the hungry this week through a donation, giving food or service to a food pantry, etc.
“Whenever we do something together, something good, something beautiful, everyone changes. All of us change in some way and this does us good.”
– Pope Francis