Office of Marriage and Family

Welcome to the Office of Marriage & Family Life

Understanding that the family is the domestic church and reveals to the world a unique vision of God's love and life, the Marriage and Family Office of the Diocese of Salt Lake City is dedicated to empowering families in all its stages from conception to natural death. The Marriage and Family Life Office will perform these duties by developing and implementing programs as well as researching and implementing existing programs that enhance family life. The Marriage and Family Life office will work towards these goals through active participation in local, national and international groups that support and protect family life in accordance with Catholic teaching.


Visit the internal pages (see menu on the left-side of this page) to learn more and get information for the following:

  • Marriage Preparation
  • Marriage Help  
  • Marriage & Family Enrichment, Support & Resources
  • Marriage & Family Life Calendar


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Need Respect Life information?  You can visit the Respect for Life page for more information or contact the Respect Life Commission here:

Department Contacts

Crystal Painter

Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life

Mandi Knaras

Office Assistant: Office of Marriage and Family Life; Office of Safe Environment; Office of Vocations