of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Family Life Office
The Family Life Office Welcomes You!
“It is not great knowledge, but the ability to feel and relish things interiorly that satisfies the soul”
(St. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, Annotation 2).
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, click on "book classes" below.
Together with God:
for those who have lost a loved one to suicide
New Mexico has one of the highest rates of suicide in the United States and, sadly, suicide is on the increase. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is available. Please call 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which is available 24 hours a day. You are not alone. If you would like to schedule an appointment to speak with a Catholic therapist please visit our Archdiocese of Santa Fe (the “ASF”) Therapist Referral Network.
For those who have lost a loved one to suicide, the Family Life Office along with the support of Archbishop John C. Wester would like to announce a new support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. The program, "Together with God" is being led by suicide loss survivors. An upcoming workshop will be available in fall 2023 (location and dates TBD). For more information, visit our events page. This program is funded by the The Catholic Foundation.
Help Those In Need
“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.”