Parish Resources

Office of Marriage and Family Life

Marriage Prep: Easy Ways to Make it a Life-Changing Encounter

Today’s Catholic couples are postponing marriage or avoiding it altogether. Some prefer their best friend to do the wedding on a tropical beach. If they do come to us for marriage prep, we have an invaluable chance to engage, evangelize, and welcome them into the parish community. How do you do that? We can help.

Our team can show you proven and effective options that meet your couples where they’re at, and fit your own parish situation. Each option emphasizes the importance of evangelizing the couple as well as building their relationship with the parish community.  Learn more here.

Families: How to Welcome, Form, and Send Them Forth on Mission

The key to evangelization, says Pope Francis, is learning how to welcome someone. This is never truer than when we seek to attract and evangelize families. Family-focused hospitality fosters a sense of belonging and opens their hearts to hear, believe, and live the gospel. Achieving this is easier than you may think. We can help.

Our team is ready to walk you through proven best practices that make families feel at home, grow in their faith, and inspire them to invite their friends and neighbors to “come and see.”  Learn more here.

Want to learn more about the Office of Marriage and Family Life?

Edward Herrera
Director
edward.herrera@archbalt.org
410-547-5420