Welcome to the Marriage and Family Ministry page. We are working on this page to provide you with resources to help you grow in your faith and to improve your marriage and family life. Check regularly to see updates to this page (I recently fixed old links that no longer worked). If you’d care to read about our journey into the Catholic Church click on the following: The Quists’ Journey into the Church
We just got back from a pilgrimage to Italy. We prayed in many beautiful basilicas and shrines. Here is one of my favourites…
Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pompeii
To read the fascinating story of how this basilica came to be (through the conversion of the former Satanist high priest, Blessed Bartolo Longo) click here. Or to hear a sermon on the same click here.
Another fascinating shrine we prayed at was the one dedicated to Our Lady of Revelation in Rome…
Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Revelation
Or click here to listen to a a powerful sermon on his conversion.
Current and Coming Events!
Excellent marriage enrichment course coming coming again soon. Stay posted for updates.
Monday Mornings (10 – 11:30, except long weekends) For all Mothers, childcare provided. Moms whose kids are grownup are also welcome, either to participate in discussions or help out.
Women’s Book Study!
Links to timely articles and talks follow…
Here is a four part series of meditations on the Immaculate Conception:
Hey Dads, here are two great books on fatherhood:
Useful links (click on the green to jump to relevant webpage)
Another great Source – The Mary Foundation
Here’s a beautiful sermon on helping the poor souls in purgatory (just right for the month of November…)
For a beautiful, traditional and counter-cultural sermon on marriage click here (preached at a wedding).
For help with your marriage: The Institute for Marital Healing
This is an excellent website for strengthening or repairing your marriage. It was created by a Catholic psychiatrist and a team of Catholic psychologists. Especially helpful are the webinars – half hour presentations on a variety of topics concerning marriage (e.g. “Protecting Marriages and Families from Excessive Anger”; “Self-Mastery over Marital Selfishness”; “Self-Mastery over Anxiety and Emotionally Distant Behaviors”; “Self-Mastery over Controlling Behaviors”
For help with your children, Child Healing: Strengthening Families
To help you learn and share the Catholic Faith: Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and Catholics Come Home and Catholic Answers and Dr. Peter Kreeft.
Sermons and talks by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (click on the green link):
The Meaning of the Mass (this is truly awe inspiring)
For more of these great sermons go to YouTube and enter Fulton Sheen in the search bar.
More excellent sermons and talks on a variety of important topics:
The Eucharist: “Holy Eucharist: The Fruit of Intimate Love“
How do I correct my brother or sister? Click Here
How serious is the sin of gossip? Find out here
Learn about the dangers of PRIDE here.
Here’s a beautiful sermon on the virtue of CHARITY.
On the Most Blessed Trinity ( the sermon title is “Filoque” which is Latin for Son)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation. Here’s a talk that I (Paul Quist) did for the 2014 Men of Integrity conference in February:
Building Faith in the Home
Below you will find some practical ideas for learning and living the Faith in your family.
Our Lady, Mary the Mother of God, is our Advocate and the Dispenser of all graces. If we turn to her she will help us to know, love and obey her Son. With her aid we can order our lives in a way that brings glory to God and peace to our families.
Have you ever seen the full length Saint Michael Prayer ? (it’s awesome – Saint Michael the Archangel (full))