Marriage & Family
The Our Lady of Sorrows Marriage & Family Life Committee seeks to actively provide Catholic, faith based support and fellowship throughout all stages of marriage and family life by embracing families where they are and accompanying them on their journey toward, and relationship with, Jesus Christ and our parish family.
The three main focuses of the committee are:
FOR YOUR MARRIAGE is a resources from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. For Your Marriage helps couples at all stages of life to understand and live God’s plan for happy, holy marriages by providing educational and spiritual resources.
The Family Life & Parenting section of FOR YOUR MARRIAGE can help families become places of prayer and faith (domestic Churches) and navigate the challenges that come with parenting, extended family relationships, care-giving and more.
Springs in the Desert is a Catholic ministry devoted to helping women and couples struggling with infertility to process and move beyond their grief to find the fruitfulness God has planned for their marriage.
FOR STRUGGLING MARRIAGES:
The Alexander House is an international, Catholic, apostolate dedicated to creating programs and service to assist marriages, families and relationships to be the best that God desires for them to be. It is the result of Greg and Julie bouncing back from the brink of divorce 19 years ago. After living most of their married life by the prescriptions of the world, they hit "rock-bottom" and concluded that divorce was the only way out of the pain and misery they were causing each other.
After an attempt to find resolve through their parish priest and a Catholic therapist they realized that a divorce was inevitable and called their two kids into the room, Chris - 9 and Lauren - 7, and explained that they were going to get a divorce.
As they continued to go to Mass every Sunday, they befriended a visiting priest who filled in for their pastor for the summer. This new friend just happened to be the Tribunal Vicar for their diocese and after learning about their struggles, suggest that they go back and discover God's plan for marriage as opposed to their plan.
Let's just say that the rest is history and Greg and Julie felt called to create an apostolate to share with others what they discovered!
FOR PORNOGRAPHY ISSUES:
When it comes to pornography use in marriages, there are many myths that need to be dispelled. Doing so can improve a couple’s ability to heal and restore their personal lives and their marriages. Here are eight common myths I’ve found in the couples I’ve worked with over the years.
Same Sex Attraction