Family Life Ministry

Welcome to the Family Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston!

We are committed to offering support and nurturing throughout all the phases of family life. Our initiatives and programs help engaged and married couples respond to God’s call to a joyful life of love for the good of their families, the Church, and our society at large.

We invite all clergy and parish staff, married and engaged couples, and parents to consider the Family Life Ministry as their partner in this beautiful journey of forming, revealing, enjoying, and protecting our communities of love present in every home.

Our caring and compassionate ministers accompany couples and families as they seek to better understand what it means to be a member of God’s Domestic Church and find answers to the following life questions:



Upcoming Events

March 2, 2024 – Family Life Ministry Day, Sowers of Peace

Annual enrichment for married couples and family life ministers in our Archdiocese. Based on the parable of the Sower, the "Sowers of Peace" experience offers an opportunity to reflect on our faith journey, and pay attention to the seeds and the ways we are sowing the Gospel. What do we spread? Indifference or convinced faith? Discouragement or passion for a more humane and fulfilling life? “A person who is not convinced, enthusiastic, confident, in love, convinces no one.” --Pope Francis.

Come and renew yourself! 

More information: Citlalli Utrera, , 713 741 8776.

April 13, 20, and 27, 2024 – Marriage Preparation Minister Training

This 30-hour training program equips family life ministers and sponsor couples with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to successfully conduct a marriage preparation program at their home parish. This initiative follows the requirements established by Cardinal DiNardo and Bishop Dell’Oro, by utilizing one of the programs recommended by the Archdiocesan Family Life Office, in this case, For Better and Forever.

More information: Citlalli Utrera, , 713 741 8776.


April 25, 2024 - Family Life Essentials

This workshop on the fundamental aspects of Family Life Ministry is a collaborative effort of the offices of Family Life, Worship, and the Tribunal at the service of our parishes.

Across the day, we cover the components of marriage preparation process, available pastoral resources for ministering to our families, guidelines for the wedding ceremony and all the marriage paperwork questions everyone has wanted to ask, in a fast paced and supportive environment.

Hola, te queremos dar la bienvenida a la página del Ministerio de Vida Familiar de la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston.  

Estamos aquí para brindar apoyo y ofrecer los nutrientes necesarios para el desarrollo de la familia a través de sus distintas etapas. El objetivo de nuestros programas es ayudar a las parejas comprometidas y a los matrimonios a responder al llamado de Dios a llevar una vida jovial y amorosa para el bien de sus familias, de la Iglesia y de nuestra sociedad en general. 



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