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Catholic Family Groups & Movements

Amid a cultural tide that in many ways undermines family life, it can be difficult for families to faithfully persevere in their vocation and mission without the support of others. Sharing life’s joys and challenges with families and friends who share the same vision and commitment to Christian family life is very important.

There are many ways in which families can come together to be of mutual support and encouragement.

Listed below are a number of ecclesial movements, family groups, organisations and communities who have ecclesial recognition and operate within the Melbourne Archdiocese.

National Association of Catholic Families (Melbourne)

Catholic Solo Parents
Ph: (03) 9379 7613

Couples for Christ
Contact: Bong Bernardo
Ph: (03) 9404 2331 or 0407 353 662

Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community
Contact: Bernard Hennessy
Ph: (03) 9888 7560

Emmanuel Community
Contact: Kate & Justin Duckett
Ph: (03) 9544 9774

Focolare Movement
Contact: Patricia O’Kelly
Ph: (03) 9852 4615

Passionist Family Group Movement
Ph: (03) 9846 5094

Teams - A Movement for Married Spirituality
Contact: Murray & Maureen Cullinan
Ph: (03) 9848 7278
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Contact: Marianne & Marcel Van den Bronk
Ph: (03) 9733 0997
Spanish Marriage Encounter Melbourne
Contact: Hugo & Dalila Monterrosa
Ph: (03) 9705 6689

Help with Family Problems

For contact details of organisations that can help or support families in times of difficulty, please see the where to find support page of this website.
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