Office of Family Life
Nancy Scherr - Director
Phone: (716) 847-2210
Fax: (716) 847-2206
SUMMER TIME IS FAMILY TIME!
With school letting
out for the summer break, what better time is there to break with your
routine and connect with your child and their faith in a more meaningful
way? Check out our Summer Spirituality Tool Box for ideas and prayers to inspire ways to spend time with your child this summer!
FALL LUNCHEON WITH THE BISHOP
Bishop's Committee Visitors Annual Meeting and Luncheon with Bishop Richard J. Malone, September 14, 2017 at St. Philip the Apostle, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Time - 9 am to 2:00 pm. The cost for the luncheon is $18.00. All Reservations Are Due On August 31. Please contact the office of Family Life for more details, and information on how to register; check out the invitation here!
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS for couples celebrating their 50th, 60th and 70 plus anniversaries of marriage will take place Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 pm,
at St. Joseph 's Cathedral. A reception will follow at the Adam's Mark
Hotel. Family and friends are welcome. There is no cost for this event.
HONOREES WILL HAVE THEIR PHOTO TAKEN WITH BISHOP RICHARD J. MALONE,
Th.D. This photo is a free gift to the honorees as a special
remembrance. To register, please contact your parish office. For more information contact your parish or e-mail us at
RESERVATIONS for this event are due by September 25, 2017.
As part of our Annual Diocesan Recognition, all couples whether they
can or cannot attend the Anniversary Mass will receive an Anniversary
Scroll signed by Bishop Malone. Please contact your local parish for
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.