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, Oklahoma City on Friday, December 1st.

 

Sympto-Thermal NFP Class

Natural Family Planning can help postpone a pregnancy or achieve a pregnancy.  It is an ongoing observation and interpretation of the symptoms presented by the body each month and can be used throughout all the fertile years.  Learn the Sympto-Thermal Method with Andrew and Samantha Mudd, Certified Instructors of the Sympto-Thermal Method on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 - 12 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 5024 North Grove Avenue, OKC, in the AB Meeting Room.  The cost of the full course is $135 and you must register online at CCLI.org to receive your materials.  For more information, please call the Office of Marriage and Family Life at (405) 721-8944 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Healing After Divorce

Sometimes events happen in our lives that leave us scrambling around for a life line.  The Church is that life line and she is waiting for you to grab hold.  Healing After Divorce is based on a highly regarded program (Surviving Divorce, Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family) focuses on the sacramental life.  The  goals of the program are to facilitate healing in the wake of divorce or separation and to encourage reconciliation when appropriate.  The program consists of 12 weeks of video presentations and facilitated discussion, 1 class on annulments and 1 class on orientation for a total of 14 weeks.

The next Healing After Divorce class will begin November 2, 2017 at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 3939 W. Tecumseh Rd., Norman, OK in the Board Room from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm every Thursday night.  For more information please call Ferrella March at (405) 314-3757 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   http://www.saintmarknorman.org/divorce-ministry.  The class closes for registration after the 3rd session.

 Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  The retreat offers a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where painful emotions are recognized, and reconciliation and self forgiveness occur.  Whatever your fears or hesitations, take this step towards receiving the gift you deserve.  You are not alone.  We understand your pain and fear.  This is no cost for this retreat.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call (405) 623-3844 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.