5379 Portage Street (Rt. 53), Lilly, PA 15938 814-886-5551; FAX: 814-886-7697
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff: Donna Cook, Office Manager; Jackie Lingafelt, Part-time Secretary; Dolly Templeton, Part-time Secretary
We serve families and parishes in the entire Altoona-Johnstown diocese:
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset
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~ Meet with the priest or deacon who will witness your marriage AS SOON AS YOU BECOME ENGAGED or at least nine months before your proposed wedding date. You will be meeting with your priest/deacon several times.
~ Take FOCCUS (the priest or deacon will tell you how). FOCCUS is NOT a test. It's a discussion tool to help you communicate about the areas of your relationship that are strong and those that need work. Your priest, deacon, or someone assigned by him will process the results with you.
~ Attend marriage preparation. Choices include:
-Engaged Couples Weekend: Schedule/Registration (word file); Schedule/Registration (PDF file)
-Sponsor Couple: Involves several meetings with a married couple from your parish. Arrange this through your parish, if they offer it.
-Remarriage Sponsor Couple: When one of you has been married before. E-mail the Family Life Office (email@example.com) for a registration form and further information. Please put "Remarriage Sponsor Couple" in the subject line.
~Download for free:
~ Consider Natural Family Planning instructions
Families and the Gospel
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Rediscover the one you love!
Your Annual Catholic Appeal dollars at work!
Free RESOURCE LIBRARY
-Books, periodicals, numerous video and audio tapes
-Can be sent via mail
Free SPEAKERS BUREAU
-For parishes and Catholic organizations anywhere in the diocese
-"Family Table-Parish Altar" demonstration
-Topics of your choice relating to family
Free PARISH CONSULTATION
For: parish staffs, parish councils, family life committees, teachers, catechists, Home-School groups, parish committees, Catholic organizations
-Making what you already do family-friendly
-Practical ideas for involving parents more fully in their children's religious formation
-Supporting marriage, discouraging divorce
-Helping your parish grow holier families
-Ideas for Family Life Committees
Family RESOURCES for Home and Parish ~ ORDER FORM
- Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas Booklet
- Lent and Easter Booklet
- Ordinary Times Booklet
- Grief Booklet
- 2017 Family Life Calendar
- Baby's First Year Calendar
- Parent Mailings "Passing on the Faith" - Baby's First Year
- Parent Mailings "Passing on the Faith" - Ages 1 to 4
Church Bulletin Supplement with Family Information "The Collection Basket"
Serving Families throughout the Life Cycle:
Click on any of these topic areas to find information, resources, and helpful links.
- Single Life
- Ordained/Consecrated Life
- Sacrament of Marriage
- Natural Family Planning
- Parental Blessing of the Engaged Couple
- Marriage Preparation
- Cohabitation: Is it Good for a Relationship?
- Internet Safety Resources
- Abortion: Healing (Project Rachel)
- Abusive Relationships
- Adoption and Crisis Pregnancy
- Annulment Process
- Prenatal testing and diagnoses
- Marriage Care
- Mourning a Miscarried Child
~Diocesan member National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers