CTK SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Bereavement & Grief Support

This group is for those who have experienced a loss within the past 12 months & would like to be in a setting with others on a similar journey. The facilitator will present topics such as How Do I Move On & Not Forget, Spiritual Elements of Grief & Healing and more. The group meets for eight weeks at a time. For information on upcoming sessions, contact Catherine del Castillo at 813.574.7978 or by email.

 

Parish Assistance Program by BayCare

In a partnership with BayCare Behavioral Health, parishioners can call this confidential helpline which is promptly answered by a masters level mental health professional 24/7/365: 800.878.5470. The clinician will take one of four directions: provide a referral for three free face-to-face counseling sessions, schedule phone counseling, provide community resources, or immediate crisis counseling. All calls are confidential, names of those seeking assistance are never disclosed to the parish. For further resources, visit the CTK Parish Assistance Program website.

 

Stephen Ministry

Are you or someone you know going through a tough time? Our confidential listening ministry is for anyone who is experiencing a challenge in life, a tough time brought about by loss, divorce, unemployment, relocation, chronic illness, caregiving, aging or other difficulty. For a confidential meeting to find out more & see if you would benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, contact Patricia Eddy at 813.390.6611 or by email.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings for both men and women take on Saturdays, 9:00 to 11:00am in the cafeteria. Meetings for men only take place on Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00pm also in the cafeteria. For more information call the parish office.

 

Courage & EnCourage

Courage is an apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with unwanted same-sex attractions, helping them to live chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Sabrina Burton Shultz at 727.344.1611, ext. 5325 or by email.

EnCourage is a spiritual support group for family members, spouses, and friends of men and women who experience same‐sex attractions.  EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer, fellowship, and sacrifice. Our confidential meeting gathers once a month. This support ministry is sponsored by our diocese. For meeting details, call 813.570.1163 or email encourage.tampabay@gmail.com.

To learn more about Courage and Encourage International  visit www.couragerc.org.

 

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Nine week course that teaches God’s ways of handling your money. For more information or to inquire about the next class contact John Weir  by email.

 

Nar-Anon

For families members who have a loved one suffering from addiction. Meetings take place on Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00pm in Mary Martha Center Room 203. For more information call the parish office.

 

Overeaters Anonymous

A program of recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating. Meetings take place on Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am in the Mary Martha Center Board Room. For more information call the parish office.

PRAYER & SPIRITUALITY GROUPS

Hearts for Healing Prayer Team

Focuses on the healing mission of Jesus Christ. Two prayer team members to one person needing prayer. For more information call Bernadine Wright at 813.251.6532.

 

Homebound Ministry

Assist clergy in taking Holy Communion to the hospitalized, homebound and those living in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. For more information contact Terry Boehm at 813.876.5841, ext. 2233 or email.

 

Life Ministry at CTK

Pray to protect & defend the sacredness of human life on the first Saturday of every month, 9:30 to 11:00am at All Women’s Health Center, 3330 W. Kennedy Blvd. Contact Teresa Miller with questions by email.

 

People of Praise

A lay-led, ecumenical, covenant community. Call Tom or Jackie Brophy at 813.877.6416 for more information.

 

Rosary Makers

Making rosaries for those in need in our parish community and for missions around the world. No experience needed and supplies are provided! Rosary Makers meet the first Wednesday of the month, 2:00 to 3:00pm. For more information contact Carol-Ann Puleo at 813.417.1916.

 

Salesian Cooperators

Salesian Cooperators are single or married lay men and women, or diocesan clergy, who dedicate themselves to the welfare of young people. The movement of laity into the Salesian Family was created by Don Bosco in 1876 in service to the young and the poor through reason, religion, and loving kindness. The core of the Salesian Cooperator’s commitment is to live his or her life as a good Christian and Catholic, and to bring Christ to society, especially the young. Contact Mike Hahn by email for more information.

 

Stephen Ministers

Are you a good listener? Christ the King’s Stephen Ministry trains and equips parishioners to care for those going through a challenge or transition in their life, one-on-one (male to male or female to female). During training, you will learn effective ways of bringing Christ’s healing love through listening and prayer. Contact Terry Boehm at 813.876.5841, ext. 2233 or email to learn more.