The mission of FAMILIA is to help women live their vocation to marriage and parenthood in all its fullness. Teams of 8-10 women meet bi-monthly for an hour and a half to read the Gospel and study the teaching of the Church through the Catechism and writings of Pope John Paul II. It is interactive with time for questions and answers regarding the material and also time for personal sharing. It is a time to make friendships with other women who share a desire for a closer union with Christ and His Blessed Mother.
The first year is entitled "Authentic Feminism" in which we learn to see ourselves as Christ sees us. It consists of 9 sessions. Both morning and evening sessions are available: at St. Thomas Aquinas on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:30-11am starting on Oct 8; at St. Thomas Aquinas on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 7-8:30 pm starting Oct 12; evenings at St. Joseph Church, the day yet to be decided.
It is a 4-year program, but it is not required to participate in all 4 years. There is a workbook specific to each year that each participant orders online and the cost is approx. $49. (We have a few scholarships available if someone needs financial help. Inability to pay should not discourage anyone.)
Childcare will be provided for a small fee. If you have questions/concerns/need more information, please call or email Meredith Olson (olsonjm25 at aol dot com 695-6440) or Patty Veazey (pveazey at gmail dot com 777-5045).
Sign-ups are on-line now at familiausa.net. Books are ordered online at that website for $42 plus shipping.