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of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Family Life Office

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The Family Life Office Welcomes You!

“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them”
(Ephesians 3:12).

We are people who desire to honor Christ in our lives. This desire not only defines who we are, it draws us together from deep within, where the stories of our ancestors in faith remind us of how we were all first loved by God. That love gives us hope, helps us to persevere, to find strength, to show mercy, and to give of our time and resources for the good of others.

At some point in our lives, we all encounter circumstances beyond which we can handle alone or find ourselves spiritually wanting. 

The Family Life Ministry Office provides opportunities for people from all walks of life to encounter Christ and be encouraged and renewed by His example of love. Whether you are married, single, engaged, divorced, a parent, or someone grieving loss or struggling with the addiction of a friend or relative; support and enrichment await you here.


For information on marriage preparation classes or upcoming workshops offered through a number of ministries under the Archdiocese umbrella, choose from a list of workshops, classes and presentations below.

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Weekends for the Engaged, Engaged Encounter


Grief Support, Parenting, Addiction Recovery, Suicide Survival & Prevention

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Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment Retreat Weekend

April 19 & 20 with April 26 potluck


The Marriage Enrichment weekend features lively testimonials by married couples on topics universal to marriage including how their Catholic faith enriched their love for one another.


You’ll leave with new insight and a renewed commitment to building a stronger faith-filled marriage!


To register or request more information, click here.

Comfort, Hope & Healing: Suicide Loss Support Group Meet Beginning May 9

The Family Life Office, along with the support of Archbishop John C. Wester, announces a new Suicide Loss Support Group for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.  The program is being led by suicide loss survivors. 


Those interested in participating in the 8-week discussion group are asked to RSVP with the Family Life Office at 505-831-8117 or    


The group will begin meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024 at Risen Savior Catholic Community Parish, located at 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 starting at 4:30 pm. 


This program is funded by the Catholic Foundation.


Fertility Care Practitioner Ed Program Now Accepting Applications May 1


Children are a gift from the Lord (Psalms 127:3) but, as many couples know, are not always the easiest gifts to receive. For couples who desperately would love to conceive a child, infertility may be a common and painful reality. 

The Fertility Care Practitioner Education Program is actively seeking trainers to teach couples the Creighton Model, in cooperation with medical consultants practicing the reproductive science of NaProTechnology. The Creighton Model is a highly effective system of achieving pregnancy that is consistent with Catholic teaching.


Applications for training are now being accepted thorugh May 1, 2024. Phase I classes are June 8-15, 2024 and Phase II are Jan. 4-9, 2025. More information is available here.

Marriage Enrichment 50th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE: October 19, 2024

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Marriage Enrichment has impacted over 26,000 couples in New Mexico over the past 50 years. Mark your calendar as we celebrate this successful ministry and the many marriages it has enriched and even saved, and join us for an event on Oct. 19, 2024.

The event will feature keynote speaker and author Dr Sean Innerst, followed by an evening of dinner, dancing and celebration at Isleta Resort and Casino!


For more information, click here.

Help Those In Need

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.” 

[Proverbs 19:17]

Be Inspired
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