Forever for Real

Our education workshops teach skills and information, and provide tools that can be put into practice when needed, leading to a better long-lasting relationship.  Workshop topics include Communication, Preserving Fun and Friendship, Staying committed, and Forgiveness.  This program is available in both English and Spanish.  Call the Office of  Marriage & Family Life for more information at 721-8944.


Real y Para Siempre

Nuestros talleres educativos proporcionan las herramientas que se ponen en practica cuando se necesite, guiando a la pareja a un matrimonio duradero.  Los temas incluyen Comunicacion, Preservando la Amistad, Mantenerse Fiel a la Promesa del Matrimonio.  Este programa es disponible en Ingles y Español.  Llame a la Oficina de Vida Familiar al numero 721-8944 para mas informacion y fechas.

Para registrarse llame al 405-721-8944.

Proximo Programa en Espanol:

Theology of the Body for Couples

God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage: Based on the Blessed John Paul II Theology of the Body, this one day seminar offers a refreshing, liberating vision of marriage and marital love.  This one day seminar is perfect for those as a supplement to those preparing for marriage as well as enrichment for married couples. Please call the Office of Family Life for more information.


Cual es el verdadero significado de la sexualidad humana? Que importancia tiene la sexualidad dentro del matrimonio? En nuestros dias todos dicen tener una opinion pero solo hay una que supera a todas ellas.  La opinion de Dios es la mas importante porque El es el Criador de todo.  Ven y descubre lo que Dios nos dice en cuanto a la sexualidad humana.  Este programa sera todo en espanol.  Sirve como un suplemento a parejas preparandose para el matrimonio como tambien enriquecimiento para parejas casadas.   Por favor llame a la Oficina de Vida Familiar al (405)721-8944 para mas informacion.


Aging Gracefully

The Offfice of Family Life, Catholic Charities and Mercy Health Center are teaming up to present "Aging Gracefully," a series designed to help seniors, their children and other caregivers in the practical realities of growing older.  Various Speakers will present information, and each session ends with questions and answers.  Attend all the sessions or just those topics most relevant and useful to you.  These free sessions are done at the Catholic Pastoral Center or at a Parish, please call the Office of Family Life for dates, location and times.

Some Example Topics: 

Physical and Emotional Changes in the Aging Process, Caregiver Support, Power of Attorney, Medical/End of Life Panel, Funeral Liturgy and the Grief Process 

Anniversary Mass

Archbishop Paul Coakley invites married couples who are celebrating milestone anniversaries (25, 40, 50+) in the calendar year to attend a special Anniversary Mass beginning at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3214 North Lake Avenue, Oklahoma City, on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  A reception will follow.  It is imperative that you RSVP to the Office of Marriage &  Family Life as there will be certificates given to each couple during the Mass.

The Archbishop will be imparting his blessing and the local Catholic community will rejoice in your example and commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage.

Misa Especial de Aniversario

El Arzobispo Paul Coakley invita a las parejas casadas que celebran su aniversario especial de (25, 40, 50+)  en 2018 a una Misa Especial de Aniversario en la Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, 3214 North Lake Avenue, Oklahoma City, el Domingo, 21 de Octubre 2018.  Despues de la Misa habra una recepcion.  Es importante que usted llame a la Oficina de Matrimonio & Vida Familiar para registrarse porque se entrega certificados de Reconocimiento a cada pareja durante la Misa.

El Arzobisp impartira su bendicion y la comunidad local se alegrara en su ejemplo y compromiso al Sacramento de Matrimonio.

FOCCUS Facilitator Trainings

The FOCCUS Pre-Marriage Inventory is a comprehensive, user-friendly tools  for use by Clergy, lay individuals, couples or professionals who are helping couples prepare for marriage, and who become trained as FOCCUS Facilitators.   The FOCCUS Inventory is designed to help engaged couples appreciate their unique relationship, learn more about themselves, and discuss topics important to their lifelong marriage.  The goal of FOCCUS is facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding, and Study.  For more information, contact Susan Givens at (405) 657-2211 or call the Office of Marriage & Family Life Ministry at (405)721-8944.  The next training is Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Catholic Pastoral Center from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.




A day for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.  A specially prepared volunteer 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.

2018 Dates: August 4 & November 3    

pdf English PreCana Brochure 2018 (389 KB)           

Convalidación/ Pre Marriage

A Spanish Pre Cana marriage preparation program for couples that are married civilly or thru common law and want to have their marriage blessed by the Church. This program gives a couple an opportunity to learn how to live their marriage as a sacrament in today’s society. The couples reflect on various topics and the demands they face in marriage. The program helps them to focus on how to foster a Christian family life.

Pre Cana es un programa en Español para las parejas que se estan preparando para el Sacramento de Matrimonio, parejas que quieren convalidar su matrimonio o parejas civilmente casadas.  Un equipo especialmente entrenado y un Sacerdote comparten sus experiencias e informacion con la intencion de ayudar a las parejas a darse cuenta de los privilegios y responsabilidades del Matrimonio.  Para mas informes, llame a la Oficina de Matrimonio & Vida Familiar al numero (405)721-8944.


2018 Dates:  August 18 and November 3rd

pdf Spanish PreCana Registration 2018 (625 KB)

Call the office of Marriage & Family Life to set up a Parish class.

Marriage as Covenant

The program for the weekend is presented by a team of married couples and a priest. The team couples share their own personal journey of marriage in relation to selected topics. After each presentation, the engaged couples are given questions that are related to the topic of the presentation. The couples then share their responses with one another.


2018 Dates:  September  28-29

pdf Marriage As Covenant Brochure 2018 (441 KB)

Parish Sponsor Couple Training

The Office of Family Life offers sessions to benefit couples who will serve as mentors to the engaged in their parish. Videos are also available.

Call the Office to make an appointment.
Training will be held in the parish.

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter is a process designed to give you and your spouse a special opportunity to examine your life together and your strengths and your limitations, your attitudes toward each other and toward your family, your hurts and your fears, your desires and ambitions, your disappointments and your joys, your successes and frustrations.  Call the Office of Family Life 721-8944 to register. 

El Encuentro Matrimonial es un proceso disenado para darle a usted y a su pareja una oportunidad especial para examinar su vida juntos y sus fuerzas y sus limitaciones, sus actitudes hacia cada uno y hacia su familia, sus lamentaciones y sus temores, sus deseos y ambiciones, sus decepciones y sus felicidades, sus logros y frustraciones.  Llame a la Oficina de Vida Familiar al 721-8944 para mas informacion.

For more information or future weekend please visit:              

Oklahoma City dates:   

2018 English Marriage Encounter

July 20-22,  (Non-Residential Program at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Yukon) and October 5-7

Spanish Marriage Encounter - Fechas del Encuentro Matrimonial en Espanol

October  19-21

English Marriage Encounter Brochure 2018