Office of Family Life

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.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SACRED HEART MASS  ON FRIDAY, MAY 2ND, 2014.  

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING

Sympto-Thermal Method - 3 class series

Main Class: April 11, Class #2 May 9, Class #3 June 13

Main Class:  September 19, Class #2 October 17, Class #3 November 21

The Couple to Couple League also offers virtual Classes.   To sigh up for classes, visit CCLI.Org. For more information call Gail Hunt (952)381-4932.

Billings Ovulation Method

A Billings Ovulation Method Class will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 10 am - 12:00 in English and from 1:00 pm - 3:00 in Spanish at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, OKC.  Please cal the Office of Family Life at (405)721-8944 to register.

MARRIAGE AS COVENANT Pre-Marriage Preparation

The Marriage As Covenant Weekend Program provides a unique opportunity for a couple to gift themselves with the time to discover a method of communication away from the distractions.  The program is presented by team couples and a priest.  After each presentation, the engaged couples are given questions related to the topic.  The engaged couple share only with each other.  The charge for the weekend is $105.00.  A $25 deposit is required with the registration.   The next program is scheduled for May  9 & 10 beginning at 7pm on Friday ending on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.  The program is held at the Catholic Pastoral Center.  You may download the registration form from our website: Archokc.org/Family Life or call the Office of Family at (405)721-8944.

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.

Upcoming Pre-Canas:

Spanish:  May 17 & June 28

English:  June 14, 2014 

2014 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER DATES: 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You may also apply online www.meoklahoma.org.

FECHAS DE ENCUENTRO MATRIMONIAL: 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 RE-CERTIFICATION 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 Trainings are Saturday, May 10th and Saturday, June 14 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: 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.

Parish Training:

Saturday,  June 28, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Kirk Hall, 1010 N.W. 82nd St., Lawton, OK

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