Can God be found in the produce aisle? If you dig deep enough into your mountain of laundry, is there something deeper to find beyond smelly gym socks?
The SEA MOMS (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) group explores motherhood as a gift from God and seeks to find God in ordinary everyday tasks. “We look to motherhood as a way to serve,” says Stacy Cihunka, the new coordinator for the group. “It is a very uplifting and spiritual program that includes mothers who have long followed the traditions of their Catholic faith, as well as moms that have been away from the church for awhile and want to reconnect.”
MOMS’ core team member, Holly Luebbe, will train three facilitators to guide a group of 5 to 10 women through an eight week program. The three facilitators represent the trinity aspect of the Lord. Among other activities, participants take the “Discernment of Gifts Inventory” to find how they are being called to partake in parish life.
“It’s like a mini-retreat,” says Stacy. “It’s a really special program and we try to make the moms feel ministered to with gifts, treats, a guest speaker and a celebration at the conclusion of the program.”
Moms range in age from 22 to 50 and share their motherhood moments from teething tots to texting teens. Many groups continue to meet either socially or for more spiritual gatherings for years beyond their initial meetings.
New MOMS groups will be formed in the fall and again in the spring. Look for information in the bulletin in July or August or contact Stacy Cihunka at 933-3098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.