Office of Family Life
Nancy Scherr - Director Advent is Just Around the Corner!
Phone: (716) 847-2210
Fax: (716) 847-2206
Are you and your family ready to let Jesus enter into your hearts again this Advent season? Or is something stopping you? Are you sidelined by daily life, by being too busy adding more into your season than usual, or are you getting over a loss in your life?
The Office of Family Life Ministries is here to help you! We have packets of articles, prayers, and activities that we can send you to help inspire you, or help you through a tough holiday. Here's what we can send to you:
Are you looking for
ways to enhance your family's Advent journey? The office of Family Life
Ministries is offering newly revised free packets of prayers, activities, and
ideas to help engage your family in fun, spiritual ways! We now have a packet
for children ages 3 through 8 and one for children ages 9 through 14, to try to
reach families at all levels! Please contact the office of Family Life
Ministries to order one!
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.
the holiday blues, down in the dumps, or just overwhelmed by Christmas coming
this year? Are you looking for a healthy
way to work through this, and connect with God on a deeper level, or just
something to help you take a break from your daily routine? Please contact the Office of Family Life
Ministries for a free Spiritual Uplift For Advent packet, full of practical and
easy to use resources to provide you with materials for a break from your
holiday. For more information or a free packet, contact us at 716-847-2210 or
There are no special events from the Office of Family Life currently; please check back soon as we update these regularly.
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.