Office of Marriage and Family

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.

Upcoming Events

Need Respect Life information?  You can contact the Respect Life Commission here:  diocesanrespectlifecommission

Marriage Help – Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery. This program can help you too.  Visit the website at HelpOurMarriage.com. 

Knights of Columbus Annual Life Chain Sunday, November 1, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Intersection of 10600 South and State Street, Sandy, UT  

This is a silent prayer vigil to honor the unborn.  All religious denominations are welcome.  Signs will be provided.  No graphic or controversial signs or banners are permitted.  This is a peaceful, family-friendly event designed to celebrate life in our community.  We will stand along the sidewalk, socially distanced, wearing masks, and observing all required health protocols.

LIVE EVENTS WITH LIMITED NUMBERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  STAY SAFE AND KNOW WE AT THE DIOCESE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU DAILY.  FOR MARRIAGE PREP, PLEASE GO TO THE MARRIAGE PREP TAB ON THE LEFT.  

For Famiies activities during this trying time, go here for weekly ideas  https://marriagefamilylife.seattlearchdiocese.org/athomewithfaith 

Feeling a little stress in your marriage during this time of quarentine?  Dr. James Healy has provided a Youtube series on how to work and improve your marriage during these times.  Short videos that provoke lots of thought and conversation.  These are free and you can subscribe and they will come to your inbox weekly.  Enjoy!  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jim+Healy+at+Rooted+in+Love  

Department Contacts

Veola Burchett

Director, Marriage and Family Life

Walking With Moms In Need

WHAT IS WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED?
Walking with Moms in Need is a year of service, supported by the USCCB, where Catholic parishes and communities "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need. Everyone should know how to help moms in difficult circumstances. While not trying to turn Catholic parishes into pregnancy centers, we can support local pregnancy centers where they exist, and we can also find and share other resources with pregnant and parenting women. And where there are few local resources, we can create our own, based on the gifts of the parish community! 

We hope you and your parish will join us in this Year of Service. For more information on what you and your parish can do go to:  https://www.walkingwithmoms.com/parish-resources