Vine & Branches

“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit because without Me you can do nothing.”

St. John 15:5

What is Vine & Branches?

Vine & Branches is a group at Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) that offers support and belonging to individuals of any age or faith who are divorced or separated on the way to divorce.

“As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” John 15:9

What does Vine & Branches do?

We gather regularly (weekly) in community in a safe environment to provide mutual support to one another and grow in Christian virtue and friendship. This group will also have opportunities to connect through various social gatherings. Based on the group’s interest, additional workshops or meeting topics may include speakers on various topics such as annulments, parenting in divorce, etc.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.” John 15:11

What is the purpose?

Our primary purpose is to help divorced or separated individuals looking to restore hope, find healing and grow authentic friendships with other individuals who are in a similar situation.

“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.” John 15:16

When do we gather?

During the summer, we will meet in person on Wednesdays from 7pm – 8:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy in the PLC.
Depending on needs, we may offer a virtual small group via Zoom.

Social gatherings are typically planned for Friday or Saturday evenings.

To launch the beginning foundation of Vine & Branches, we will first focus on and learn more about the Holy Spirit and its transforming power in your life.

What is the Wild Goose?

The idea that God wants us to encounter and have a relationship with the Holy Spirit is a foreign concept for many. In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul meets a group of disciples who “have never heard of the Holy Spirit”. Maybe you have heard of the Holy Spirit, but have you experienced the Holy Spirit in your life?  Let’s find out together by going through “The Wild Goose” series.

An important note

This is not a group of professional counselors, but a group of peers who have been there and simply wish to listen, offer encouragement, and grow in fellowship.

What if I have more questions?

Please reach out to one of the group leaders, they are looking forward to hearing from you.

Kim Harris

Mary LoGalbo

John Frederick

Jim Marks