5379 Portage Street (Rt. 53) E-mail: email@example.com
Lilly, PA 15938 814-886-5551; FAX: 814-886-7697
Director: Mrs. Amy Kanich Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00
We serve families and parishes in the entire Altoona-Johnstown diocese: Bedford, Blair, Cambria,
Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset.
~Know someone married
5 or 10 year
~Outdoor Mass for Married Couples - Sunday, July 27
~An excellent website for
for couples planning
a Catholic wedding Schedule
for weekends or series Registration form Above information available
in blue box below
2015 Catholic Family Calendar! Theme: Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Scheduled Programs (Register through the Family Life Office unless otherwise noted).
ALL are invited
Sunday, July 27
Bring lawn chair!
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Rediscover the one you love!
Get away from jobs, kids, chores, computers, phones and focus only on each other. If you would like greater depth, growth and enrichment in your relationship, don't miss this chance.
Friday 8 PM to Sunday 4 PM
Olmstead Retreat Center in Allegheny National Forest, Ludlow, Pa
Antiochian Village & Retreat Center, Bolivar, Pa.
A great website for
~Download for free:
~ 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 Form
-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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a registration form and further information. Please put "Remarriage Sponsor Couple" in the subject line.
~ Consider Natural Family Planning instructions
|Family Life Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2014|
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
- "Getting Married" Booklet
- 2014 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
- Parish Committees Family Life Handbook
- Church Bulletin Supplement with Family Information "The Collection Basket"
- "Faith at Home" Pages CD Order Form and Sample Pages
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