Noticeboard & Newsletters
International Marriage Week -
February 7th to 14th 2023
Update from the World Meeting of Families. Rome 2022.
Pictured above are Brendan & Rosemarie Gavin, Regional Couple Ireland with Ruben & Tatiana, Communication Couple for Teams in Brazil. Teams is World Wide!
Here are some excerpts from the meeting.
The Domestic Church and Synodality by Gregory and Lisa Popcak | World Meeting of Families
World Meeting of Families 2022 | Day 1: Festival of the Families with Pope Francis | June 22nd
This link to the Festival of Families, gives full coverage of the witnesses of the families and the words of Pope Francis from 46mins into the clip. The witnesses, from couples who have struggled in one way or another, are very real & moving.
This is an excellent presentation on the Marriage catechumenate, a new proposal by Pope Francis, to strengthen Marriage Preparation and Accompaniment. The document is currently only available in Italian and Spanish, hopefully it will be published in English soon and will be of particular interest to Teams of Our Lady which is well placed to be part of such an initiative.
Accompanying early years of marriage Eduardo y Monica Gonzales Soriano
Homily of Pope Francis | Closing Mass in St Peter's Square June 25th
In Summary from EWTN:
World Meeting of Families - 2022-06-23 - Highlight Show
World Meeting of Families - 2022-06-24 - Highlight Show
World Meeting of Families - 2022-06-25 - Highlight Show
Teams of Our Lady has also developed a project for young couples called Tandem: it is directed to both married and engaged couples and it offers an occasion to dialogue in-depth with your partner/spouse and with other couples. The Tandem course is based on Christian ethos and is open to young couples, Christians or non-Christians, who want to build their relationship on solid and durable grounds, and enjoy a space - a group! - where you can reflect on the different aspects of life. Similarly to Teams of Our Lady, the journey in Tandem involves a team with 4-5 young couples, an accompanying couple and a chaplain; they will meet (online or in person, according to the location of the members) once a month for roughly a year and a half. If you would like to know more about the Tandem journey, you are more than welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check us out at www.tandemteams.ie".
We will have an information night on the 3rd September at 8.30pm. Everybody is welcome! Join us on Zoom at this link (Meeting ID: 898 5679 1391 // Passcode: tandem)
This is the testimony and picture of the couple, Megan and David (you can find it in our website too)
"So grateful for Tandem meetings that help us have really intentional date nights that have a focus of conversation and help us really have wholesome time together! Then the meetings are always so good, and just such a learning curve about others. We have a really great group and our team leaders really look out for us and demonstrated such love and support! An invaluable gift to our marriage"
Megan & David
Marriage Masterclass continues
A gentle reminder that our private Facebook group called Marriage Masterclass with Teams of Our Lady continues its existence... far beyond the 8-day masterclass held in early December.
This Facebook group is currently hosting another amazing initiative called Teams EXPERIENCE, along with some of the wonderful Masterclass videos.
Teams EXPERIENCE is an English-language project, started in early December, which promotes the beauty and diversity of Teams of Our Lady. Led by a group of moderators from 11 countries and 4 continents, this inspirational initiative consists of testimonial quotes from members of Teams in various Regions and Super-Regions as indicated by the poster in the attachment.
Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2594017577554772
Please share this great news with people of good faith, whether in Teams or not! Share a light of hope during these challenging times!
Conjugal Love - a Path to God
Link below to an article from The Irish Catholic on the recent publication of this book, written by members of Teams and published in September 2020.
Dublin Sector Responsible Couple Day October 2021
The Responsible Couple (RC) is a couple chosen from the Team to lead and guide the couples and chaplain for a year. All the new RC’s are invited to join in a day of training and encouragement in October, at the beginning of their years’ service. This occasion is known as the RC Day. The role of the
RC is to facilitate everyone to participate effectively in the life of the small community, to encourage mutual help and to ensure that each member will feel truly recognized, loved and accepted by the whole group. They will lead the Team to meet as a Team of Our Lady, as opposed to meeting as a group of friends for a dinner party!
The RC day 2021 was by Zoom. There were many contributions from Couples around the Region of Ireland. At one point of the meeting, there were 31 computers logged on, most of these represented couples. We are sure that those who could not join, due to older age, ill health or other commitments, were with us in prayer. It all contributed to a real sense of a family gathering.
The daytime meeting concluded with a celebration of the Eucharist by the outgoing Regional Chaplain Fr Peter Sexton. The blessing ceremony and handover to the new Dublin Sector couple, Regional Couple and Regional Chaplain took place before the final blessing of the Mass.
The symbol of service in Teams of Our Lady, in this part of the world, is an apron and a candle! A short prayer was read reminding everyone that in Teams, service is a grace and a “talent”, as we are all stewards of the Lord’s vineyard under the guidance of Our Lady of the Teams.
The day concluded as 20 couples from different Teams around the country met in small groups to pray and share their lives in the style of a Team of Our Lady.
If you would like to hear more about being part of a Team, please “contact us” for more information.