Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry

The Office of Marriage & Family Life Ministry 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 offers and supports marriage preparation and enrichment, and also ministers to the bereaved, to the divorced or separated, and to marriages in crisis. It coordinates instruction in Natural Family Planning, and is involved in various works promoting pro-life causes such as the annual Sanctity of Life Mass and Rachel's Vineyard retreats.

In essence, the Office of Marriage & Family Life Ministry seeks to enhance the Church's vital role in the promotion and protection of families--in a culture that is increasingly hostile to them.


The first Friday SACRED HEART MASS will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center, Oklahoma City on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap with Father Sean Kilcawley on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Blu's Barbecue & Burgers, 612 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City 73102.  Topic "The New Evangelization and a Hypersexualized Culture".   (See and download flyer on Document Section of this page)

Divorce Ministry

Divorced? Separated? Now  What?

St. Monica Catholic Church in Edmond is pleased to announce a new ministry that offers hope, healing, and community to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage.  "Surviving Divorce" is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later.  It will help them answer their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. 

Upcoming Surviving Divorce Classes:

St. Monica Catholic Church, April 7th from 9:00am - 11:00am.  For more information and to register visit or call Jason Zimdars at 405-474-7639

St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, May 10 - August 16 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Board Room.  For more information, contact Ferrella March at 405-314-3757 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat - May 25-27, 2018

Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  The Weekend retreat offers a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where reconciliation  of the past and healing of painful emotions bring healing and forgiveness.  Whatever your fears or hesitations, you are not alone.  Please call (405) 623-3844 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   There is no cost for this retreat.  Pre-registration is required.

Domestic Church Evangelization Retreat

A retreat for sacramentally married couples with an opportunity to begin their spiritual journey together (or deepen it).  November 1-4, 2018 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City.  Contact Alexander Schimpf at (405) 709-2755; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register at   (See and download flyer on the document section of this page)