Office of Family Life

The Office of Family Life exists to provide support for families through various programs and to serve as a resource for parishes engaging in the building up and the fostering of the Catholic family.

The Office of Family Life offers marriage preparation and enrichment, ministry to the bereaved, to the divorced and separated, to marriages in crisis, and gives instruction in natural family planning.  It is involved as well in various works promoting pro-life causes such as Project Gabriel and Rachel's Vineyard.

In essence, the Office of Family Life seeks to enhance the Church's vital role in the promotion of family in a culture that is increasingly hostile.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

The first Friday SACRED HEART MASS will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Forming a Blended Family

All marriages have challenges, but for some couples preparing for remarriage, who have children, these challenges are unique.  The spouses will have gone through  the death of a partner or divorce and will have been deeply affected by these experiences.  Often remarriage involves the blending of families, a challenge in and of itself, mostly due in part to unanticipated problems and miscommunications.  "Forming a Blended Family, a new program is being offered by the Office of Family Life, Saturday, April 30, 2016  at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, OKC.  This class may be used as a Marriage Preparation class but all couples with blended families are invited to attend. Sign-in begins at 8:30 am with the first session beginning promptly at 9am and the class will end approximately at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call (405)709-2709.

PRECANA Pre-Marriage Preparation 

Pre-Cana is a day for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.  A specially prepared team of married couples and a priest, share their experiences and information with the intention of enabling engaged couples to be more aware of the privileges and responsibilities of marriage.  Registration begins at 8:15 and the program starts at 8:45 ending at 4:00 p.m.  You may download the registration form from our website:  Archokc.org. For more information please call Office of Family Life (405)721-8944.

Upcoming Pre-Canas:

Spanish: May 7, June 4, August 20, October 1 & November 12 

English: June 25, August 20, October 15

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

If you have been married for many years the Weekend can help you enhance communication, renew commitment and rekindle romance.  If you have been married for a short time, you can learn the skills you will need to stay close through the ups and downs of life.  During the Weekend you will be given time to share your thoughts and feelings with each other.  Couples are urged to focus on each other and keep the rest of the world at a distance during this special experience.  The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is April 29-May 1, 2016 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City.  The weekend starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon.  You may download the registration form from the website archokc.org or contact Rick & Bev Feller at (405) 323-9119, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You may also apply online www.meoklahoma.org.

2016 DATES:   April 29-May 1 & September 9-11

ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL 

El Fin de Semana del Encuentro Matrimonial  es para los matrimonios que desean enriquecer y revitalizar su matrimonio. El enfasis esta en la communicacion entre el esposo y la esposa quienes pasan un fin de semana juntos lejos de las disctracciones y de las tenciones de la vida diaria, para concentrarse el uno en el otro.    El  proximo Encuentro Matrimonial  se llevara a cabo el 27 -29 de Mayo, 2016 en el Centro Pastoral Catolico, 7501 N.W. Expressway en Oklahoma City.  Para mas informacion, favor de llamar a Jaime & Juanita Ramos al numero (405)204-5506 o (405) 922-9546.

FECHAS DE 2016: Mayo 27-29, Octubre 7-9