of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Family Life Office
The Family Life Office Welcomes You!
“For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them”
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.
Valentine's Dinner Dance
Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
This year, Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday - a day of fast and abstinence, marking the beginning of the Lenten season. Why not celebrate Valentine's Day a few days earlier, on Feb. 9, at the western-themed Valentine's Dinner Dance, sponsored by Marriage Enrichment.
Plus, childcare is available on site and is totally free (space is limited). For location, cost, and additional details, click here.
A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages
March 22-24, 2024
Marriage can be work, but when your daily interactions are wrought with constant arguments, stonewalling or dysfunction, it might be time to seek outside help.
Retrouvaille may be able to help teach you methods to re-establish communication with each other.
This three phase program consists of a weekend experience, a series of 7 follow-up sessions over a seven week period, and a monthly meeting for lifelong support. The next Retrouvaille program will begin on March 22-24, 2024.
Inquire or register on our Website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org.
Fertility Care Practitioner Ed Program Now Accepting Applications
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.
Help Those In Need
“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.”