The Office of Marriage and Family Life is dedicated to meeting the needs of families. We validate the family as holy in all of the various dimensions that constitute the family unit. We recognize the multicultural makeup of our diocese and offer services and programs in English and Spanish, that provide education, resources, and support to families. See additional links on DOSP Marriage and Family Life Homepage

Strong Catholic Families Strong Catholic Youth

Divorced and Separated Ministry

Grandparents and the Elderly

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Preparation

NFP Agencies and Practitioners


Men’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries

Freedom from Pornography

Resource for parish to accompany families/individuals in forming faith
Faith Plan

Resources for parish to assess programs, processes and ministries:
A Family Perspective in Church and Society – summary (USCCB)

Family Impact Questions (SCF)
Preguntas de Impacto para las Familias (SCF)

Stages of Family Growth Life Cycle (NACFLM)
Etapas del Ciclo de Crecimiento Familiar (NACFLM)

This ministry is supported through gifts to the Catholic Ministry Appeal.