Family Life Transitions

Family Life Transitions assists persons across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston coping with loss and unforeseen challenges within the family.  Program areas include grief, loss, and bereavement, separated & divorced ministry, domestic violence awareness, suicide awareness, substance addiction ministry, and EnCourage chapter.

We envision a place to embrace people's journey of hope, healing, and recovery by providing training, educational workshops, parish-based support teams, and spiritual healing retreats. Through consultation, Family Life Transitions guides parishes and parishioners during times of family transition and stabilization needs with care and compassion.

Pastoral Caring and Support Programs for times of loss, challenges, and transitions in the family.


Separated/Divorced Ministry

Domestic Violence Awareness

Suicide Awareness 

Substance Addiction Ministry

EnCourage Chapter


Catholic Mental Health Professional Referrals

Although the Office of Family Life Ministry does not offer counseling, the nature of our programs is such that participants often find the need to seek a professional counselor.  We maintain a database of independent Catholic mental health professionals in the community.  The Associate Director, Sr. María Cruz Ortiz, can assist with referral information.  Call our office at 713-741-8711.

"Whoever suffers from mental illness 'always' bears God's image and likeness in himself, as does every human being.  In addition, he 'always' has the inalienable right not only to be considered as an image of God and therefore as a person, but also to be treated as such,"  

-Saint John Paul II, Address to the International Conference for Health Care Workers, on Illnesses of the Human Mind, 30 November 1997

Awareness Events

May is National Mental Health Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Awareness Months