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, January 6, 2017.
WIDOWED, DIVORCED AND SEPARATED RETREAT
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, 2017. Contact the Office of Family Life at 721-8944 for registration information or download the registration form from the website archokc.org
12 STEP SPIRITUALITY RETREAT
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.
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: Archokc.org. For more information, please call the Office of Family Life (405)721-8944.
Spanish 2017 Dates: February 11, March 11, May 6, June 17
English 2017 Dates: Jan. 14, Feb. 18, April 1, 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 www.HelpOurMarriage.com
2017: February 24-26, August 18-20
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: Febrero 10-12, June 16-18, October 6-8