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290 Childs Road MILL PARK VIC 3082
Fr. Anthony Girolami
9407 6700
Mon, Tue, Thu – 9am to 1pm

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Marriage Course 2017

A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO.  GREAT TIPS FOR MARRIED COUPLES.

COUPLES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND MARRIAGE COURSE AT ST FRANICS OF ASSISI PARISH

The marriage Course, a unique and practical eight week course will start on   20th   of   July   2017 at 6:30 pm.  The course is open to all married and cohabitating couples and covers many of the most challenging areas of marriage – money, communication, forgiveness, in-laws and sex. The Divorce rate in Australia stands at around 46%.  Around the world the average is about 38.9 per 100 marriages.  The course provides practical tools and advice to help any couple to improve and strengthen their relationship.

The course was started in 1996 by Nicky and Sila Lee at Holy Trinity Brompton in London.  The total number of courses running worldwide is now over 3000.  In addition to those run across the UK, 68 other countries also run courses.  In Victoria we now have 4 locations where the course is being held.

John Smith, a leader of the Brentwood Marriage Course said.  ‘Building and maintaining a relationship over a number of years takes effort.  The Marriage Course is great at providing practical tools that couples can use on a daily basis to help keep their relationship healthy.’

Each week of the course starts with a chance for the couple to have a romantic candlelit supper together in a relaxing atmosphere.  Then, there is a short talk on a specific subject, interspersed with film clips of couples sharing their own experiences and street interviews with people from around the world.  The sessions feature regular breaks for the couple to chat about the topics.  They sit at their own table and talk only to each other – there is never any group work. 

The topics covered include :

  • Building strong Foundations

  • The Art of Communication

  • Resolving Conflict

  • The Power of Forgiveness

  • Good Sex

  • The impact of Family – Past and Present

  • Love in Action

All couples are welcome, whether they’ve been together for one year or sixty-one years, whether they are married or living together, and whether they consider themselves to have a strong relationship or are struggling.  Although the course is based on Christian principles, its practical tools are applicable to all couples whether they are churchgoers or not.   

Chiara and Elio did the course in 2013.  Chiara said:  We have been married for forty years, and I thought we had a pretty good marriage.  But it was great to take some time out each week to focus on our relationship away from all the distractions of family life.  The Marriage Course helped us to grow closer, communicate better and have a deeper understanding of each other.

The cost of Course is $40.00 per couple per session and this includes all meals and Drinks.  Each person will also need to have a marriage manual which we will supply on the first evening of the course and that manual cost is $12.00.  Payment for all sessions can be made at St. Francis Parish Office.

About the marriage Course: The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions plus The Marriage Course Party, designed to help any married or cohabiting couple strengthen their relationship.  The course was started by Nicky and Sila Lee in 1996.  The Lees are co-authors of The Marriage Book and The Parenting Book.  They have been married for over thirty years and have four children.

Due to increasing demand for the course, the Lees developed an instructional DVD series that allows the course to be run anywhere in the world.  It features the talks for each session and interviews with experts, as well as interviews with couples sharing their experiences of marriage. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Chiara & Elio DeSimone on 0439 612 694, or by email at desimonefamily@bigpond.com if you have any further questions.

You can access the flyer and registration form under the 'Application Forms' tab at the top of this page.

Fr Anthony's 30th Anniversary of Ordination

On Saturday 23rd August we came together to celebrate Fr Anthony's Anniversary. It was a wonderful occasion and photos can be found on the parish Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/stfrancismillpark

SPECIAL MASSES

VIGIL MASS:

1st Friday of the month 7 pm to 1 am.

FILIPINO MASS:

2nd Sunday of the month at 12 noon.

ITALIAN MASS:

2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am. Rosary 11 am.

MALTESE MASS:

3rd Sat of the month at 4 pm. Confession 3:30. Rosary 3:40.

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA:

2nd Fri of the month 7:30 pm in Chapel & Fridays after 9:15 am Mass.

YOUNG ADULTS MERCY NIGHT:

Last Friday of the month 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

ST ANTHONY’S PRAYER GROUP MASS:

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.

INDONESION FAMILY GROUP MASS:

3rd Saturday of the month at 7 pm.

JESUS YOUTH PRAYER GROUP:

3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:45 pm in the Chapel.

NOVENA TO ST ANTHONY (MALAYALAM):

Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

AGAPE MALAYLEE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP:

Every Sunday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Chapel or Church.

CHILDREN’S ROSARY:

Every Saturday at 10:30 am in the Chapel.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY:

Sundays 10:30 am Mass during school terms. Contact mpchildrenslit@gmail.com

LEGION OF MARY:

Every Thursday at 10:15 am in the parish nook.

JUNIOR LEGION OF MARY:

Every Thursday at 3:45 pm in the parish nook. Contact Jackie 0422 443 324.

WORD OF LIFE PRAYER GROUP:

Thursdays in the Chapel at 7:30 pm. Contact Franca 0439 670 219.

Passionist Family Group:

Contact Alfons and Helen Glatzel 9404 2050.

LIFE TEEN:

Sundays after 5 pm Mass, meet in Church foyer. Contact Carmel millpark.youthministry@cam.org.au

PLAYGROUP:

Every Thursday during school terms in small hall. Contact Julie 0408 033 877 or Sandra 0419 039 547.

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