Why Join a Group?
Why Join a Catholic Mothers Group?
Moms in this day and age are so very busy!
Often moms are working full-time, driving kids to and from extracurricular activities, helping with homework, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and trying to find just a little bit of time for themselves. How would a busy mom find the time to go to a Catholic Mothers Group? What are the benefits of joining a group? Take a few minutes to scroll down and find out.
Make New Friends
Working moms and stay-at-home moms often find it hard to cultivate true authentic friendships based on a common set of values and beliefs. A Catholic Mothers Group will give you an opportunity to meet true friends and spend time learning and growing with women who share a common language of femininity and motherhood. Many moms report that besides making new friend themselves, their children have made new friends too!
Become the Best Mom Possible
As mothers, we all want the best for our children. We want them to have access to the best education, to continually learn new skills, and to form great friendships. We hope to equip our children with what it takes to thrive both at school, in the workplace, and in their own eventual families. Part of becoming the best mom possible is handing down a vibrant dynamic Catholic faith. It also means having the spiritual resources yourself when times are tough. Being a mother is not always easy. Belonging to a Catholic Mothers Group will help you be the best mom you can be.
Discover a Spiritual Program
Mothers are intuitive by nature. We have a strong sense of the divine and the presence of God in our lives. Today, women are so busy working, raising kids, doing laundry, getting groceries, making meals, and driving kids from one extracurricular activity to another—that they just do not have time to connect with others on a deeper level and discover the joys of having a spiritual program. Belonging to a mother’s group can help with that.
Experience Community and Acceptance
For many moms, life can become a bit fragmented. Living in a multicultural community often does not feel like community. In fact, it can be quite alienating. In the secular world, we are often faced with anti-Christian values. Coming to a Catholic Mothers Group gives you an immediate sense of community. By taking the time to connect with moms who share in the same mission of raising catholic kids and becoming holy themselves, it provides you with a huge sense of relief and freedom.
Get Encouragement and Support
Being a mother is both exhilarating and demanding at the same time. As women, we are pulled in 101 directions. Sometimes it becomes difficult to follow the promptings of a mother’s heart. Other times we honestly just do not know what to do. Participating in a mother’s group gives you the encouragement and support you need in your role as a Catholic mother.
Learn About Your Catholic Faith
Some Catholic moms stopped learning about their Catholic faith after they left Confirmation class or high school. We all know that “just” going to Church on Sundays is not enough. Our Catholic faith is so rich in both its teachings and traditions. Coming out to a mother’s group will help you learn more about your Catholic faith. That knowledge will fortify you and inspire you.
Pray and Be Refreshed
Prayer is powerful. It is even more powerful when it is multiplied by a group. Many moms who have attended a Catholic Mothers Group have rediscovered what it means to pray, what it means to be “Refreshed by the Word.” Many have had many spiritual breakthroughs because of their group. It is such a gift to have a place to pray and be prayed for.
Get Practical Parenting and Marriage Tips
As moms and wives, we are often learning on the job. Again, sometimes family life is edifying, but sometimes it challenges us right to the core. Usually, you will find someone at your mother’s group that has had the exact same experience. Other times there are moms that seem to have great ideas or tips. Coming to mother’s group gives you tons of great parenting and marriage tips.
Joy, Inspiration and Fun
It is often said that “a family that prays together stays together.” Our experience has been that when friends pray together, they are filled with wonder, joy, peace, laughter, and fun! We have had hundreds of mother’s groups meetings and we always hear that moms just love the joy, inspiration and fun they experience after a meeting with their Catholic mom friends.
Network of Catholic Moms
Times have changed. Gone are the days where all moms are at home and are next door when you need them. Many women live far from their extended families and they do not have a support network. Belonging to a Catholic Mothers Group connects you to a community of women that get to know you over time. So, when the time comes, they are there for you. We have heard of many moms who have experienced the joy of seeing a mother’s group member come for a hospital visit, drop off a meal, or pay their respects at a funeral. Belonging to a Catholic Mothers Group really does create a network of moms that you can rely on.