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, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City on Friday, February 5th, 2016.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat -

Have you had an abortion or been affected by another's abortion?  Sadness, anxiety, guilt and grief are common, not only for the woman, but also the man involved-or for other relatives and friends.  Many struggle with these feelings for years after the abortion.  There is help for you.  Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ at a Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreat April 8-10, 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.  For more information call 405-623-3844 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The cost is $75 for meals, a private room, and all retreat materials.  Payment plans and financial assistance are available. 

PRECANA Pre-Marriage Preparation 

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

Upcoming Pre-Canas:

Spanish: January 30, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 4, August 20, October 1 & November 12 

English: February 20, March 19,  June 25, August 20, October 15


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 April 29-May 1, 2016 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. .  You may also apply online

2016 DATES:   April 29-May 1 & September 9-11


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 disctracciones y de las tenciones de la vida diaria, para concentrarse el uno en el otro.    El  proximo Encuentro Matrimonial  se llevara a cabo el 5-7 de Febrero, 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: Febrero 5-7,Mayo 27-29, Octubre 7-9