Family Life Office
The mission of the office of Family Life is to provide services that affirm the sacredness of life, the sanctity of marriage, the sacramentality of the family, and a Christian lifestyle, through all phases of human growth and development. Services are provided in the spirit of the Catholic vision of the family as the "domestic Church" and a "school of holiness." Activities include formation and continuing support in the areas of marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and dissolution, natural family planning, human sexuality, Theology of the Body, and chaste living.
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"YOU" TRAINING - JUNE 9, 2017 - PASTORAL CENTER, AUSTIN
A Life-Changing Experience for Teens
Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.
In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, You cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there.
YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.
NOTE: Those who wish to facilitate "YOU" must attend this training. All participants will receive credits for adult faith formation.
Bishop Joe Vásquez celebrated Mass for the Movement of Catholic Families in the Diocese of Austin on January 7, 2017 at St. William, Round Rock.
Committee On Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Administration’s Announcement To Build A Wall At U.S.-Mexico Border, Increase Detention And Deportation Forces
POPE FRANCIS CORNER
Do not be afraid to invite Jesus to your wedding feast, to invite Him to our home, that He may be with us and safeguard the family. And we mustn't be afraid to also invite his Mother Mary! When Christians marry "in the Lord," they are transformed into an effective sign of God's love. Christians do not marry for themselves alone: they marry in the Lord for the good of the entire community, society as a whole. -Pope Francis, April 29
THE JOY OF LOVE (AMORIS LAETITIA): Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family
April 8, 2016 Pope Francis released his new apostolic exhortation ("Amoris Laetitia"). It covers a wide range of topics related to marriage and family life. The exhortation encourages married couples, families, and pastoral ministers to accompany families and others in the world.
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The Family: The First and Most Important School of MERCY
... the family is the first school of love and consequently the first school of mercy. However, the family is not embraced by the culture and rather is rebutted by fears of commitment, responsibility, and sacrifice...READ MORE