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.


The first Friday SACRED HEART MASS will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center, Oklahoma City on Friday, November 4, 2016.


There is help for the heartache of separation, divorce and widowhood at a Beginning Experience Weekend.  This weekend program helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into an experience of positive growth.  Trained team members who have suffered the loss of a loved one share their own experience as they lead participants through presentations, private reflections, and small group sharing.   The next Beginning Experience Weekend, which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center, March 31 - April 1 & 2.   Contact the Office of Family Life at 721-8944 for registration information or download the registration form from the website


The substance Addiction Ministry (SAM) is sponsoring a 12 Step Spirituality Retreat from 9:00 am til 1:30, (date to be announced) at the Pastoral Center in Oklahoma City.   Registration begins at 8:30.  This retreat is focused on steps 4 thru 7 concerning taking and sharing a personal inventory and asking God to remove these defects of character.  A 4th step guide will be provided during the retreat.   SAM is focused on supporting Catholic Families caught in addiction.  There is no charge for this retreat and lunch will be provided.   Please call the Office of Family Life (405) 721-8944.


Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ at a Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat December 2-4, 2016.  The retreat offers a profound opportunity to experience God's love, forgiveness and compassion.  Participation is strictly confidential.  The retreat is sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office of Family Life.  There is no cost for this retreat.   Pre-registration is required.  For more information call (405)623-3844 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 experience 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 pm.  You may download the registration form from our website:  For more information, please call the Office of Family Life (405)721-8944.

Spanish: November 12

English  2017 Dates: Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 25, June 17, August 12, Oct. 14


Retrouvaille helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together.  The program is highly successful in  saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced.  For confidential information or to register for the next program at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City, call (405)443-3541 or visit the website

2017: February 24-26, August  18-20


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 January 27-29, 2017 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 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. .  

2017 DATES:   January  27-29, April 28-30, September  15-17


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 lejos de las distracciones y de las tenciones de la vida diaria, para concentrarse el uno en el otro.    Para mas informacion, favor de llamar a Emma Barcenas al numero (405) 923-8744

FECHAS DE 2017: (Seran anunciadas pronto)