Marriage and Family Life

The Marriage and Family Life Office serves as a resource to parishes in the area of ministry to families. The office coordinates marriage preparation programs, including Engaged Encounter weekends, Pre-Cana, parish-based Sponsor Couple ministry and the Two Become One remarriage days. Days of enrichment are also offered for married couples and 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


A resource for the parishes of the Archdiocese from the Marriage and Family Life Office:

Caring for Marriages: The Cornerstone of the Church and Society