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, October 7, 2016.


Archbishop Coakley invites married couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (25, 40, & 50+) in the calendar year 2016 to attend a special Anniversary Mass on Sunday,  October 23 beginning at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, 3214 North Lake Avenue, Oklahoma City.  A reception will follow.  It is imperative that if you plan to attend please contact the Office of Family Life at 405-721-8944.  The Archbishop will be imparting his blessing and the local Catholic Community will rejoice in your example and commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage.


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:  October 8, November 12

English:  October 15, 2016    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 juntos lejos de las distracciones y de las tenciones de la vida diaria, para concentrarse el uno en el otro.    El  proximo Encuentro Matrimonial  se llevara acabo del 7 - 9 de Octubre, 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: Octubre 7-9