Marriage & Family Life

Telephone: (213) 637-7227
The Office of Marriage and Family Life is committed to implementing Archbishop José Gomez’s  Pastoral Priority “Strengthening Marriages and Families” by:
  • promoting the dignity and beauty of marriage and family life.
  • helping all families to live out God’s plan for them as “domestic churches” of the home.
  • supporting couples, individuals, and families through all stages and challenges of family life.
  • providing ongoing support through our ministries, programs, resources, and trainings.
Living the Promise (Catholic Marriage Enrichment Video Series)
 Marriage Preparation / Preparación Matrimonial
Marriage Enrichment / Enriquecimiento Matrimonial
Retrouvaille Ministry (Help for Marriages)
Natural Family Planning (NFP) / Planificación Familiar Natural (PFN)
Family and Parenting Enrichment / Enriquecimiento Familiar y Parental
How to Connect Family and Faith at Home (PDF)
Cómo Conectar Familia y Fe en el Hogar (PDF)
Pastoral Response to Pornography Resources / Respuesta Pastoral a la Pornografía Recursos
Domestic Violence Prevention / Prevención de la Violencia Doméstica
Separated & Divorced / Ministerio de Separados y Divorciados
Widowed/ Ministerio de Viudos(as)

Note: Due to the Covid Pandemic and the inability to have In-Person meetings, the Office of Marriage and Family Life is offering in both English and Spanish One Day Marriage Preparation Zoom Sessions. For further information in English please contact Candy Metoyer at: and in Spanish Graciela Villalobos at:

Aviso: Debido a la Pandemia de Covid, la Oficina de Vida Familiar está ofreciendo en Español y Inglés sesiones virtuales de Preparación Matrimonial a través de zoom. Para más información en español póngase en contacto con Graciela Villalobos: en inglés Candy Metoyer:

Our Staff

Joan Vienna



(213) 637-7227


Marriage Preparation, Marriage Enrichment & Natural Family Planning

Leadership and Resources

Separated and Divorced Ministry

Widows and Widowers Ministry (Spanish)