The diocesan singles ministry, known as Diocesan Singles Council, hosts diocese-wide events and provides support for singles ministries in parishes.
Singles are (35 +) who have never been married as well as the separated, widowed, and divorced. The Singles Council consists of about 12 members from various parishes who join together to host picnics, retreats and workshop days, as well as formation and training opportunities. For more information please contact us (below). We welcome anyone desiring to participate in the planning or helping on these activities.
Diocesan Singles Council items are significant enough to justify driving in from all areas. They support singles living with or without existing local singles ministry.
"Never married" is the traditional scope referred to as singleness. We recognize that in addition to "never married" many are also single by divorce, separation and widowed. And often we have responsibilities from past situations in our lives (children, debt and relationships).
These needs may not be fully met by current traditional parish programs. Thus we encourage participation in all facets of parish life and special ministries programs, but realize some further support is necessary.
Gregory A. Mills