Welcome to the Office for Marriage & Family Life!

The Office for Marriage and Family Life places itself at the service of parishes and families so that they can answer their call to holiness and help form communities of love and life in Jesus Christ. Our primary goal is to help families become what they are by realizing these four tasks:

  • Forming a Community of Persons
  • Serving Life
  • Participating in the development of Society
  • Sharing in the life and mission of the Church

Want to be a Saint?

In 1979, then Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace prize. Shortly thereafter, my mother in law printed off part of her acceptance speech, framed it and gave it to my family. Here is what it says: Each person’s mission is a mission of love…Begin in the place where you are with the people closest to you. Make your homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier…at the hour of death when we come face to face with God we are going to be judged on love: not how … Continue reading Want to be a Saint?

Living as a Catholic NO matter who is elected

We are faced with many polarizing influences in politics this election year. Maybe it comes with age or the advent of constant social media, or the fact that presidential elections come along every four years, but it always proves a major and contested distraction. Whatever our party designation, we should recognize the issues that have an impact upon our own needs as well as those that effect our community, state and nation. And, as Catholics, we must consider the teachings of our Church and how those issues impact the coming of Christ’s kingdom in heaven and on earth. A constant … Continue reading Living as a Catholic NO matter who is elected