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

Strong Catholic Family Faith curated website

Divorced and Separated Ministry

Grandparents and the Elderly

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Preparation

NFP Agencies and Practitioners

Resources for Families


Men’s Ministries

Women’s Ministries

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)

Pastoral Planning using the National Pastoral Framework for Marriage and Family Life and Parish Marriage and Family Life Inventory (USCCB)

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