Office of Family Life
Nancy Scherr - Director
Phone: (716) 847-2210
Fax: (716) 847-2206
ANNULMENT WORKSHOP IN OCTOBER
An annulment workshop is
scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the UB North
Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd., Amherst. The session will include
information on the recent changes in the annulment process and step-by-step
help in getting started. A $5.00 registration fee will cover the cost of
materials. For additional information, call Barbara at 633-7786 or email BJWTR@aol.com.
Walk-ins are welcome.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Magnificat invites women and men to attend their life in the spirit seminar that runs every Tuesday from September 19 through October 24 at 7 PM at Annunciation Church, Elma. The seminar will present the Christian message of salvation, what it means to live life in the Holy Spirit, and how to maintain a life in it. For more information or to register, please call Chris at 716-759-8135 before September 12.
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.