The Sacrament of Reconciliation

3 Skills for Running a Catholic Moms Group

Feb 18, 2022

From 2002 to 2010 I had the opportunity to lead and organize a mothers group, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to bring my children every week to the church. I met some fabulous women, childcare leaders and families!

Every week the group did arts and crafts, coffee time, a singing carpet time and maintained a toy closet.  Over the course of 8 years I had 5 children and Wednesday mornings were something I looked forward to all week.  It was an incredible chance for adults to positively radiate the love of the Lord and to speak about what an important job we were doing raising the next generation.  What an incredible source of inspiration this was to my family during those busy years.  Daily mass was always next-door, and many moms would pop in for mass while their kids were in childcare in the hall.  I didn’t realize the gift I had, until I moved to rural Ontario where there were no groups.

I am so glad that Dorothy took the time to bring Catholic Moms Groups to the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Otherwise, I would never have had the opportunity to attend a group again. After a struggle with COURAGE and TIME MANAGEMENT, and with a little bit of PERSISTENCE, I have managed to get the approvals for and begin an adult mothers group on zoom (due to COVID).  Already, I can feel the sense of community building and I can see close bonds forming between our families. Thank you to Dorothy and the team of mothers group leaders for the incredible work you have done to bring the ministry to this point.  People now outside of Toronto can benefit from the work that you have done to help strengthen our families through incredible talks and prayers. Thank you for mothering mothers through prayer, love and good works.

Susanne Taras

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