Parenting Class

A training session will be offered to instruct the participants on how to implement a program in their parish.

Forming a Blended Family

All marriages have challenges, but for some couples preparing for remarriage, who have children, these challenges are unique.  The spouses will have gone through the death of a partner or divorce and will have been deeply affected by these experiences.   Often remarriage involves the blending of families, a challenge in and of itself, mostly due in part to unanticipated problems and miscommunication.  "Forming a Blended Family" a new program is being offered by the Office of Family Life.  This class may be used as a Marriage preparation class but all couples with blended families are invited to attend.  Please call the Office of Family Life (405) 721-8944 for more information.

2018 DATES:  February 17 & September 15   

   pdf Forming a Blended Family Brochure 2018 (825 KB)

Natural Family Planning

Introductory / Informational Sessions and courses on NFP are offered each month at the Office of Family Life and throughout the Archdiocese. Learn more about “A Way of Life, A Way of Love”, by calling (405) 721-8944 or email Ana Romero ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for the schedule or to make an appointment. NFP  is 98/99 % effective in family planning for most couples when taught by a qualified instructor. It is scientific and compatible with the teaching of the Catholic Church. It is easy to learn. Classes are available in the Ovulation Method and Sympto-Thermal methods. Choose the method that is best for you.

Planificacion Familiar Natural En Español

La Oficina de Vida Familiar ofrece clases de Planificacion Familiar Natural en Espanol.  El Metodo Billings es 98/99% de eficaz cuando se aprende de un instructor calificado.  Es facil de aprender y es compatible con las ensenanzas de la Iglesia Catolica.  Se ofrece clases a parejas individuales o en parroquias.  Llame a la Oficina de Vida Familiar al numero 721-8944 para hacer su cita o mande un correo electronico a Ana Romero ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Couple to Couple League Natural Family Planning - Sympto-Thermal  Method www.ccli.org                                                            

Billings Ovulation Method Association Natural Family Planning -  www.boma-usa.org

Creighton Model - www.popepaulvi.com       To find a teacher - www.fertilitycare.org

Marquette - To register for online classes - http://nfp.marquette.edu

 

 

 

Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille is for couples with troubled marriages including separated and divorced couples that want to try again to make their marriage work. All names are kept in strictest confidence. Retrouvaille begins with a weekend. Six Follow-up sessions are required following the weekend.

For more information on programs in your area, please call.

Oklahoma City Retrouvaille:  (405)443-3541       default Retrouvaille  of OKC Brochure

OKC Program Dates for 2018:   February 23-25 and September  7-9 

Retrouvaille of Tulsa
(918)695-7010

www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Divorced and Separated Support Groups

This workshop is designed to help new leaders, those wanting to become leaders and those who lead support groups that need revitalizing. While some time the participants will enjoy personal enrichment and spiritual renewal, this workshops main aim is to teach leaders what it means to be a ministry leader for the divorced and separated. Through discussions, small group interaction and activities the participants will first learn the grieving process, then how to start a support group, and many other projects.

Healing After Divorce Class at St. Mark the Evangelist Church 3939 W. Tecumseh Rd, Norman beginning November 2, 2017 every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  There are 14 classes total.  To register or 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. .  Regisstration closes after 3 class. 

http://www.saintmarknorman.org/divorce-ministry

Beginning Experience

This is a ministry to help cope with the traumatic experiences of losing a loved one through separation, divorce, or death. Beginning Experience is carried out by a trained team of volunteers done at special weekend gatherings which encourage participants to share their need and deal with the natural process of grief and loneliness.

 

 

Bereavement Ministry

This year's Bereavement Ministry training will be offered by The Samaritan Ministry. This all-day workshop will focus on providing organized, caring ministry for the sick, the homebound, and their caregivers, along with the families both at the time of death and for the bereaved. Practical elements of the training will include how to start-up this ministry within a parish, how it can compliment and work with other parish ministries (especially Stephen Ministry and those who are hospice volunteers), and how to recruit and train volunteers.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreats for Healing after Abortion

Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat. The retreat offers an opportunity to deeply enter into the grieving process and identify the ways your abortion may have affected you. Discussions, spiritual exercises, prayer and reflection are combined with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a Memorial Service honoring your child and a Mass of Resurrection. Participation is strictly confidential and offers a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and tender compassion.

Both men and women are invited to experience this therapy for the soul. The program is an apostolate of the Catholic Church, but those from other faith backgrounds are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required.  There is no cost to attend but space is limited.  For more information or to register please call 405-623-3844 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rachel Support Group
This support group meets prior to attending a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.

Rachel Aftercare
Group meetings for those who have already attended a Rachel’s’ Vineyard Retreat or Project Rachel.

www.RachelsVineyard.org

2017 Program Dates:  December 1-3

2018 Program Dates:  May 25-27 and November 30 - Dec 1, 2

Sacred Heart Apostolate

This one hundred year old apostolate is geared toward the fostering of putting Christ at the center of the family and prayer as a family. Mass for the Sacred Heart Apostolate is the First Friday of every month at 7 p.m., beginning with Adoration and confessions and 5:30 pm., in the Chapel at the Catholic Pastoral Center.

Teams of Our Lady

An international movement of married couples that seeks growth in the spiritual life of the couple and the family through a program of prayer and study. Growth on communication is another goal by developing intimacy by way of shared prayer and regular in depth talks.