For the last two decades, women from the Ministry of Mothers Sharing (M.O.M.S.) group have been living out the Gospel message spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 5:11 that says, “Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.” Throughout the years the more than 100 women who have participated in the program since its 1995 inception in the parish, have been doing just that – inspiring and encouraging each other in their role as wives and mothers.
For Dawn Transleau, the group’s facilitator and mother of 6, it has been a labor of love. “I first experienced the Ministry of Mothers Sharing in 1995 when I was asked to be a prayer partner at a neighboring church. At the end of the course, they had a celebration dinner in which every woman who had ever gone through M.O.M.S. along with their prayer partners came together to celebrate the women who had just completed the program. The feelings of shared motherhood, true friendship, and love for Christ were so moving that I decided right then that I must share this with my own parish.”
Ministry of Mothers Sharing is a program in which a group of women experiences a 7-week journey of personal and spiritual growth. Through small group discussions and journaling, participants have an opportunity to develop self-esteem, relationship skills and a more defined sense of their own spirituality. Through the process of personal and spiritual growth, women have the ability to clarify their values, claim their own giftedness, and bring these new strengths to their family relationships and to the church community and beyond.
New sessions of M.O.M.S. take place once or twice a year depending on scheduling & interest. Please check future bulletins for upcoming dates or call Dawn Transleau at 561-901-6859 for more information.