The Office of Family Life exists to provide support for families through various programs and to serve as a resource for parishes engaging in the building up and the fostering of the Catholic family.
The Office of Family Life offers marriage preparation and enrichment, ministry to the bereaved, to the divorced and separated, to marriages in crisis, and gives instruction in natural family planning. It is involved as well in various works promoting pro-life causes such as Project Gabriel and Rachel's Vineyard.
In essence, the Office of Family Life seeks to enhance the Church's vital role in the promotion of family in a culture that is increasingly hostile.
SACRED HEART MASS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES
Sympto-Thermal Method 3 Class Series
Main Class: January 17, Class #2 February 21, Class #3 March 21
To sign up for these classes please visit the CCL Website: www.ccli.org
Postpartum and Pre-menopause ongoing classes, for more information please call Gail Hunt (952) 381-4932
PreCana Pre-Marriage Preparation
Pre-Cana is a day for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. A specially prepared team of married couples and a priest, share their experiences and information with the intention of enabling engaged couples to be more aware of the privileges and responsibilities of marriage. Registration begins at 8:15 and the program starts at 8:45 ending at 4:00 p.m. You may download the registration form from our website: Archokc.org/Family life Office. For more information please call Office of Family Life (405)721-8944.
Spanish: February 22 at Our Lady of Victory, Purcell
Spanish: March 1, 2014 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, OKC
English: March 8, 2014
2014 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER DATES: February 7-9, July 18-20 & October 24-26
If you have been married for many years the Weekend can help you enhance communication, renew commitment and rekindle romance. If you have been married for a short time, you can learn the skills you will need to stay close through the ups and downs of life. During the Weekend you will be given time to share your thoughts and feelings with each other. Couples are urged to focus on each other and keep the rest of the world at a distance during this special experience. The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is February 7-9, 2014 at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. The weekend starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon. You may download the registration form from the website archokc.org or contact Rick & Bev Feller at (405) 323-9119, email
. You may also apply online www.meoklahoma.org.
FECHAS DE ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL: 14-16 de Febrero, 20-22 de Junio & 10-12 de Octubre
El Fin de Semana del Encuentro Matrimonial es para los matrimonios que desean enriquecer y revitalizar su matrimonio. El enfasis esta en la communicacion entre el esposo y la esposa quienes pasan un fin de semana juntos lejos de las disctracciones y de las tenciones de la vida diaria, para concentrarse el uno en el otro. El fin de semana comienza el viernes por la tarde y termina el domingo en la tarde. El programa se hace en el Centro Pastoral Catolico, 7501 N.W. Expressway en Oklahoma City. Para mas informacion, favor de llamar a Martin & Emma Barcenas al numero (405)923-8744.
FOCCUS TRAINING USING THE NEW UPDATED 4th EDITION FOCCUS MANUAL
The FOCCUS Pre-Marriage Inventory is a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for use by clergy, deacons, lay couples, or professionals who are helping coupes prepare for marriage, and who become trained as FOCCUS Facilitators. The FOCCUS Inventory is designed to help engaged couples appreciate their unique relationship, learn more about themselves, and discuss topics important to their lifelong marriage. The goal of FOCCUS is facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding, and Study. Terry and Susan Givens of St. Eugene's Church are certified trainers for FOCCUS and will facilitate. The next FOCCUS Training is Saturday, March 8th beginning with registration at 8:30am at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132. The cost for the new updated 4th Edition FOCCUS Manual with new additions such as: Pornography, Internet Use, Prayer in Marriage, Pets, and a Special Section for Couples with Children is $25.00 and is required for all FOCCUS Facilitators. Please register at the link below. For more information, contact Susan Givens at 657-2211 or the Office of Family Life at (405) 721-8944.
Hope for a new beginning. There is help for the heartache of separation, divorce, and widowhood at a Beginning Experience Weekend. This weekend program helps deal with the natural grief process and offers an opportunity, through God, for turning the pain of loss into an experience of positive growth. Trained team members who have suffered the loss of a loved one share their own experience as they lead participants through presentations, private reflections and small group sharing. The next Beginning Experience Weekend, which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City will take place at the Catholic Pastoral Center, March 14 -16, 2014. A deposit of $25 must be received with the application. The program starts Friday evening at 7 p.m. and ends Sunday about 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Office of Family Life at (405)721-8944. You may download the registration form from our website and mail it in to the Office of Family Life, P. O. Box 32180, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.