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Angela Gwinn is a Licensed professional counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. After a 25 year career in Industrial Sales and Marketing, she decided to pursue her passion for helping others through their life’s challenges. Her experience to date includes work in a behavioral hospital on the adolescent unit, with a local school district and with public mental health counseling adults and children. Because continuing education is crucial to providing good service, she has attended seminars on Diagnosing Behavioral Disorders in Children, Career Selection, Addiction in Families, Grief Counseling, Domestic Violence and Spiritual Counseling Facilitator. Licensed Professional Counselor.
If your life is adversely affected by a dependence on a substance or a behavior, you do not have to go through it alone. If it’s use causes you or your family pain and/or circumstances beyond your control, you have a problem. However, support and help is right here.
Why should your church community offer an addiction ministry? Because addiction and other negative behavior is a wall between you and God, As well as a wall between you and your family, your work, and the rest of your life. Also, we are mindful that addiction can be life threatening.
We at Prince of Peace Catholic Community believe in you and your ability to seek and receive help and we want to do our part. We know that this journey is very rarely accomplished alone, so we have gathered resources, both here at Prince of Peace and in the community at large, to support your healing. Confidentiality and anonymity will always be maintained at every level.
We also are here to support the family members in their journey. Family life is greatly affected when addiction is present in the family. The very fiber and fabric of a family can be torn or broken down by addiction. We encourage you to take all appropriate action necessary for a complete healing. Our resources are available to everyone who has a need in the community, not just Catholics. Help is a phone call away.
Substance abuse, negative behaviors and bad habits can intrude in our lives and interfere with our relationships with others and with God.
ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN
Amy White 214-724-6820
We are a ministry founded from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's pastoral letter titled "Always Our Children." We are charged with providing a safe, nuturing, and confidential environment for parishioners, drawing up the "reserviors of faith, hope, and love as they face uncharted futures" to understand clearly what the teaching of the Church is regarding same gender attraction. We are all God's Children. We are all welcome at His table.
You may find the USCCB's letter: here.
Four parishes share this ministry: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Mark the Evangelist, and Prince of Peace
People in this ministry bring the Eucharist to the sick at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. Hospital visits require a commitment of two hours per month. Before beginning this ministry, volunteers must attend the Presbyterian Hospital Orientation.
"New Day," a grief support program, offers those who have experienced the death of a loved on a structured way to work through the "tasks of grief." Prayer, reading, journaling, and supportive group experiences are included. This program usually meets on Wednesdays for about 10 weeks in the Spring and Fall.
SENIOR LIVING MINISTRY
The Senior Living Ministry supports Catholics in the various senior living facilities within our parish boundaries- Life Care Center, Colonial Lodge, Edenbrook, Silverado, Sunrise Living Center, Legacy at Willow Bend and Collin Oaks. Activities include one-on-one visits with the Catholic residents, bringing them the Eucharist each week.
Patricia Hockaday 972-233-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org
DIVORCE SUPPORT AND RECOVERY
This ministry provides comprehensive, unparallel programs for divorced individuals. These are five programs designed to help throughout the seperation, divorce, and grieving process. The Six Week Support Group helps those who are serperated and have made the decision to divorce or those in the early stages of divorce. Rebuilding is a ten-week educational and therapeutic seminar for those in the later stages of divorce adjustament. It is offered each year in January on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. if at least 8 people register. See the website www.popplano.org for more information. Please register at least a week before the sessions start. It is required that you contact Tricia first to make sure this is the best program for you.