Marriage & Family Life

Forming couples and families to be missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

What We Do

The Office of Marriage & Family Life offers a wide range of services and programs
Congratulations on your engagement! Find out what you need to know and the steps you need to take to enter the sacrament of matrimony in the Catholic Church.
Today in our society it is increasingly difficult to live a Catholic family life and give witness to gospel values. We offer several excellent resources to enrich and support you and your family.
We support parishes in equipping families to be agents of the New Evangelization. This includes resources for everything from Marriage preparation to outreach for families.

Marriage Help & Support

"The common life of husband and wife, the entire network of relations that they build with their children and the world around them, will be steeped in and strengthened by the grace of the sacrament." -Pope Francis

Podcasts from the Office of Marriage and Family Life




The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Institute for Evangelization is a new model for engagement with parishes seeking to realize their evangelizing mission more fully.
The Institute is composed of four offices that collaborate closely to ensure that support is never “one-size fits all” but can adapt to the changing needs of each parish community.