Marriage and Family

Welcome to the Office for Marriage & Family Life!

The Office for Marriage and Family Life places itself at the service of parishes and families so that they can answer their call to holiness and help form communities of love and life in Jesus Christ. Our primary goal is to help families become what they are by realizing these four tasks:

  • Forming a Community of Persons
  • Serving Life
  • Participating in the development of Society
  • Sharing in the life and mission of the Church

  • Celebrating the Giftedness of Interchurch Families

    I recently met a couple who had been in an interchurch marriage for fifty-two years.  By interchurch, I am referring to a marriage between two baptized Christians who come from different Christian traditions.  In this case, the wife was a lifelong practicing Roman Catholic and the husband was a lifelong practicing Missouri Synod Lutheran.  Listening […] The post Celebrating the Giftedness of Interchurch Families appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Raise Them Well Personal Maturity: Preparing Your Child for School

    Sending a child back to school a decade or two ago was much easier than it is today. Back then, parents worried about buying the right supplies and getting the kids into the right classroom. Today, parents’ worries are more complex: Will there be bullies in school? Is the school safe? Do I agree with […] The post Raise Them Well Personal Maturity: Preparing Your Child for School appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Patrick Madrid at Men of the Cross 2018!

    Men of the Cross Conference 2018 is pleased to include Patrick Madrid as one of the speakers. Patrick has been a popular speaker on the Catholic lecture circuit for the past 30 years. During that time, he has presented thousands of seminars on Catholic themes, in English and Spanish, at parishes, conferences, and at universities […] The post Patrick Madrid at Men of the Cross 2018! appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Catholic Parenting: Establish a Great School Year

    Another school year is has begun and families have quickly shifted gears from summer into school mode. In some ways, it is exciting to prepare for school (anticipating the new activities). But in other ways, going back to school is challenging (establishing earlier bedtimes and wake up routines). As the parent, you know how easy […] The post Catholic Parenting: Establish a Great School Year appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]

  • Called to Renewal

    Like many other men I know, I struggled for years to fill a void in my life. I was, at best, a slumbering Catholic. For most of the needs in my life, I had a ready source of fulfillment. When I experienced hunger, there was always a fridge full of food. When in need of […] The post Called to Renewal appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse. […]