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Single & Raising Saints creates community through efficiently addressing common issues facing single parent families. It not only highlights various topics of concern but also provides a clear and manageable guide for how to implement new strategies through facilitated prayer, dialogue, and fellowship.
— Lauren Stemper, Marriage & Family Life Therapist

Single & Raising Saints

The number of single-parent families is growing. At Raised in Faith, we wanted to let them know how much they are loved by accompanying them through the beauty of the Catholic Church. So after prayer and research, we created Single & Raising Saints, a comprehensive guide to help single parents learn more about the faith, build a community of friendship and support, discover a welcome atmosphere within their church, and be invited to participate in all aspects of parish family life. To purchase this program, visit our shop or Amazon.

If you are interested in beginning a single-parent ministry in your community, please view these additional resources:

  • Poll your community. It is better to design a ministry around their needs than your own assumptions. Make an assessment by utilizing this questionnaire document, which lists helpful questions to begin conversations, or to gather research. 

  • Provide your ministry a list of ways that they can glorify God in their spiritual life, so they feel evermore connected to the faith.

  • Review the outreach opportunities you currently have in your community, and ask them to be a resource for single parents. Suggestions include food ministry, home maintenance, car maintenance, childcare and financial support.

Creating a single-parent ministry

If you are interested in beginning a single-parent ministry in your community, please view these additional resources:

  • Poll your community. It is better to design a ministry around their needs than your own assumptions. Make an assessment by utilizing this questionnaire document, which lists helpful questions to begin conversations, or to gather research. 

  • Provide your ministry a list of ways that they can glorify God in their spiritual life, so they feel evermore connected to the faith.

  • Review the outreach opportunities you currently have in your community, and ask them to be a resource for single parents. Suggestions include food ministry, home maintenance, car maintenance, childcare and financial support.

Hearing about the group made me excited to meet other women in my same position, no matter their ages, and I knew Iā€™d also receive some resources, which was very encouraging.
— Maddie, single mother of one
I was able to meet parents like me, as well as recognize that our challenges have changed, but our lives have not ended.
— John, single father of three