Family Life

The Family Life Office serves as a resource to parishes in the area of ministry to families. The office coordinates all premarriage programs, Engaged Encounter weekends, Pre-Cana, parish-based Sponsor Couple and Remarriage Preparation. Retreats and days of enrichment are offered for families.

The relationships within the family bring an affinity of feelings, affections and interests, arising above all from the members’ respect for one another. The family is a privileged community called to achieve a “sharing of thought and common deliberation by the spouses as well as their eager cooperation as parents in the children’s upbringing.”-  Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2206


“Sit with Me” – The Rosary for the Homebound, Sick and Dying

We offer this resource to pastors, deacons, parish nurses, and all who reach out with compassion to the homebound, sick and dying. This 2-CD set includes the rosary, reflections and prayer led by Archbishop Emeritus Jerome Hanus, OSB.           Click here to download the order form.


Caring for Marriages: The Cornerstone of the Church and Society