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Support

CatholicCare Sydney
Pregnancy support and counselling services
Post abortion healing and reconciliation
Couples experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant
Marriage Preparation
Marriage Enrichment
Marriage Difficulties
Palliative Care Services

 

CatholicCare Sydney

CatholicCare is the official social service agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Services include family and relationship counselling; counselling for drug, alcohol and other dependencies; school counselling; mediation and conciliation; marriage preparation; foster care and adoptions; services for children and young persons at risk of physical or emotional harm; employment services; training for people living with a disability; St Patrick’s Institute of Education; supported accommodation; respite services; support services for the aged and people living with a disability.

Web www.catholiccare.org
Phone 9390 5377

 

Pregnancy support and counselling services

CatholicCare Pregnancy Support

Web www.catholiccare.org
Phone 1800 063 510

Pregnancy Help Australia

Web www.pregnancysupport.com.au
Phone 1300 792 798

Real Choices Australia

Web www.realchoices.org.au

 

 

Post abortion healing and reconciliation

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Ministries

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Ministries is a confidential healing ministry for the many people, both men and women, who have been touched by an abortion experience. a confidential ministry of healing for women and men whose lives have been touched by abortion.

Web www.rachelsvineyard.org.au
Phone 1800 063 510

 

Couples experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant

CatholicCare Natural Fertility Services

Natural Fertility Services is a non-government organisation which aims to educate the general public in fertility awareness. The organisation trains its members to promote, teach and supervise the application of fertility awareness as the basis for natural family planning methods to avoid or achieve a pregnancy.

Web www.natfamplan.com.au
Phone 1800 114 010

Billings Ovulation Method

The Billings Ovulation Method is used by millions of women around the world. It was developed by Drs John and Evelyn Billings, validated by eminent international scientists and successfully trialled by the World Health Organisation. By learning to identify natural signals of fertility, the Billings Ovulation Method can be used to become pregnant or avoid pregnancy and to safeguard your reproductive health.

Web www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org
Phone 1800 335 860

Fertility Care

FertilityCare combines natural fertility awareness with a medical treatment program (NaProTechnology) to help people reach full procreative health. This can be used successfully by married couples having difficulties achieving a pregnancy, married couples who have experienced miscarriages or ectopic pregnancy, women wishing to care for their own gynaecological health, and couples wanting to learn about their fertility and plan their families.

Web www.fertilitycare.com.au

AFLN

Web The Archdiocesan Family & Life Network.pdf

 

 

Marriage Preparation

The following formal marriage preparation programs are accredited and approved by the Archdiocese of Sydney for couples wishing to marry in the Church.


CatholicCare 

Becoming One is a group-based course which runs over 9 hours. Through a combination of group discussion and activities, couple exercises, DVD and guided skill practice, couples learn how they can improve communication and conflict resolution skills. A Sacramental and a Natural Fertility Planning Session complete the course.

Phone (02) 93905155
Website www.catholiccare.org


Catholic Engaged Encounter

A weekend course which focuses on the relationship of the couple and their relationship with God. Engaged Encounter provides an opportunity for each couple to talk privately, honestly and intensely about their future lives together; their strengths and weaknesses; desires, ambitions and goals; their attitudes about money, sex, children, and family; and their role in the Church and society.

Phone (02) 9990 3212
Website www.engagedencounter.org.au


Embrace

An integrated program which combines the sacramental nature of marriage and the insights of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body with contemporary relationship theory and research. Embrace involves the use of a mentor couple and is available in three formats: individual couple-to-couple mentoring (6 evenings), small groups of 2-5 couples (6 evenings) or large groups of up to 40 couples (6 evenings or 2 days).

Phone
(02) 9319 1111
Website www.embrace.org.au


Of Life and Love

A weekend course designed to give special emphasis to the spiritual and sacramental dimensions of marriage, while paying due attention to the more practical aspects as well, such as families, communication and finances. Of Life and Love highlights the importance of God’s grace and of human love in building a happy and enduring relationship.

Phone(02) 9646 9010
Website www.caec.com.au


Together As One

A weekend program that considers factors which contribute to an enduring and satisfying marriage and helps couples develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with relationship challenges. Together As One also demonstrates how the sacrament of marriage can enrich a loving Christian relationship.

Phone (02) 9809 2011
Website www.togetherasone.org.au

 

Marriage Enrichment

Website Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Website www.foryourmarriage.org

 

Marriage Difficulties

Website Catholic Care Relationship Counselling

              Family Dispute Resolution

 

Palliative Care Services

Palliative Care New South Wales

Website www.palliativecarensw.org.au
Phone 9206 2094

Sacred Heart Palliative Care

Website www.stvincents.com.au
Phone 8382 9444
 

Calvary Health Palliative Care

Website www.calvarykogarah.org.au
Phone 9553 3111

 

 

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