Office of Family Life


Nancy Scherr - Director
Phone: (716) 847-2210
Fax: (716) 847-2206


May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives.  Have a wonderful Christmas, and a blessed New Year!

Have you lost someone important to you this year? How can you focus on celebrating when you've gone through so much loss lately?  When we are in the midst of grief, the last thing we want to think about is the approaching holidays.  The Office of Family life Ministries would like to help support you during the holiday season! We now have a packet of prayers, articles, thoughts, and ideas to try to help you through your first holidays after losing a loved one.  Please contact the office of Family Life Ministries to order one today.


Special Events

Upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend January 19-21, 2018 at Stella Niagara Center of Renewal in Lewiston, NY
Retrouvaille is a program for married couples who feel their relationship has fallen flat, are struggling with their relationship, or are considering divorce.  It offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. For details or to register call (716) 474-9371 or visit their website. All calls are confidential. 




Our Mission Statement

"God is Love. Let us love one another as he has loved us." 1 John 4:8,11

Our mission is to reflect caring, concern and compassionate pastoral presence for family in all dimensions be it traditional families, blended families, single parent families, international families, single persons, those adopted, disabled, those hurting and suffering.

Responding to the needs of the engaged, the married, family and those in need of healing through diocesan programs and parish-based specific support and peer ministry.

To provide services and practical resources to assist persons in all stages of life from birth to 100 years plus in order to more fully experience God in the ordinary of one's lived reality.

Office of Family Life Ministry brochure


Married Couples Needed!

Husband/Wife Teams are needed to help with our Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program, "Journey into Love".  There is a need for more married couples to give a 20 minute talk at this Pre-Cana program.  Come and share on important topics such as effective communication, commitment/spirituality, marital roadblocks, sacramental marriage, and to help people understand more clearly the importance of family and the gift of married life as husband and wife.  If you have an interest in doing this, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 for more information.