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.


We offer many different events throughout the calendar year.  Please see the list below for our latest events.

Diocesan Marriage Enrichment:

  •  Bishop Oscar Solis invites you to this year's diocesan marriage retreat.  Bishop Oscar has handpicked his friends from Couples for Christ, national directors, Toffee and Malou Jeturian and team, to lead us on our journey to enrich our marriage.  This retreat will be held at St. Vincent de Paul's Benvegnu Center in Holladay, UT from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Cost is $40 per couple. The event will be followed by Mass at 5 with Bishop Solis celebrating all married couples in the diocese,  To register, click here:  (Be sure to click on "Retreat only" after you input your names).  See you on February 23d!

Department Contacts

Veola Burchett

Director for Marriage and Family Life

t: (801) 328-8641