Our Mission:

The Family Life Ministry team is made up of volunteers from the parish community who serve in cooperation with the Pastor and the Parish Services Director to collaborate and evaluate new ideas from ministries in the Family Life area and from other parish ministries. We are committed to fostering Catholic values in family life and strengthening family relationships among parishioners at each stage of family life.

In order to carry out our mission and purpose, we commit ourselves to coordinate a variety of activities and programs intended to nourish and strengthen family life among all parishioners by:

  • Designing and implementing periodic faith formation programs based upon the Church’s marriage and family life teachings for adult and young parishioners.
  • Promoting family-oriented stewardship opportunities conducted by existing parish ministry groups through the course of the year.
  • Developing and coordinating Christian parenting formation programs for parents with young, teenage and young adult children.
  • Providing a parish-based Pre-Cana Program for engaged couples and a marriage enrichment program for married couples.
  • Developing and coordinating programs of pastoral outreach, by providing personal support, spiritual formation and professional resources for individuals and families facing difficulties such as separation and divorce, serious illness, grief or abuse.

What We Do - Some examples of the work that we do include:

  • Working with Youth and Sharing our Bounty to run the Martin Luther King Day of Service
  • Arranging for our annual Marriage blessing at 9:30 Mass around Valentine's Day
  • Organizing a Marriage Enrichment event for married couples
  • Helping other Family Life Ministry groups in any way they need help.

Current ministries and organizations that fall under the umbrella of the Family Life Ministry include:  Bereavement Ministry; Elizabeth Ministry; Family Enrichment Team; Pre-Cana Team; Pre-Jordan Team: Respect Life Team; and Senior Adult Ministry.

Contacts: Anne Beccone (610-457-6275, amb809@comcast.net); Diane Thompson (dlthompphd@aol.com); Regan Sarmento (tomreg@comcast.net)

Ministry Contact Form

Please complete this form and you will be contacted by someone from the parish to provide you more information on the ministry.