Bishop Johnston at Divine Mercy Sunday celebration Our Lady of Good Counsel

The Family Life Office works to promote healthy, happy, and holy family life.  We support parishes in the areas of marriage preparation, marriage enrichment; natural family planning; grief support for all ages; troubled marriage support and more. The office also assists lay Catholic organizations and apostolates in their work related to families and parishes.

Upcoming Events

Date Night

April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Marriage Encounter Weekend

April 28, 2017 (All day) to April 30, 2017 (All day)

Date Night

May 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Date Night

June 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Date Night

July 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Date Night

August 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Pastoral Care of the Family Calls for Missionary Conversion

Learning from the Joy of Love, article 9 of 10
September 22, 2016

“Families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity.” (Amoris Laetitia, 7, hereafter AL)

The Catholic Church is often accused of offering people an unrealistic set of requirements in her teachings on marriage.  This objection is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the teachings of Christ because it accuses Jesus (and therefore his Church) of being a source of oppression, as though he walked around coercing people to conform to his teachings.  Contrary to this distortion, the Church

...Read more