Welcome to the Marriage and Family Ministry page. This page will 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 (new info added on January 7, 2020).
Valentine’s Day Date Night
Friday, February 14th at 7 PM.
Come with your sweetheart for an evening that will build up your marriage, give you a chance to get to know some other couples, and be a lot of fun. Bring an appetizer. Wine, punch, and chocolate provided! Sign up now at the back of the church.
That Man is You!
An inspiring and educational group for men, starts up again on Tuesday, January 14th at 7:10 p.m. All men, 18 on up, always welcome.
May 1, 2 and 9.
Don’t miss The Choice Wine – a three day retreat for married couples that will strengthen your marriage and your faith. Whether your marriage is strong and happy or struggling, this retreat is for you. For more information follow this link: Retreat Description
Click here to go to FORMED and receive amazing and life changing truths about our Catholic Faith
Here is a powerful three-part series on Spiritual Warfare and Marriage. The speaker is Fr. Chad Ripperger, a traditional priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and a diocesan exorcist (please note that these talks are in complete accord with the Church’s constant teaching on Marriage but are very counter-cultural. You may be shocked by what you hear)…
(please pray three “Hail Marys” for the intentions of the priest for each part)
Building Faith in the Home
Below you will find some practical ideas for living the Faith in your family.
What Catholics need to know about making their homes a Domestic Church – article here
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.
Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary – click here
Links to timely articles and talks follow…
Our Lady of Revelation
If you’re wondering about the state of the Church, this powerful multi-part series will help you. Our Lady of Revelation is a Church approved apparition to Bruno Cornacciola that occurred at Tre Fontane in Rome on Easter Saturday, April 12, 1947 (Carol and I have actually been to this site). Click Here to listen to a series of fascinating talks that will inform and inspire you. Or if you don’t have the time to listen to the series, here is an article by Fr. Linus Clovis that sums up the salient points of the apparition: Click Here
A very inspiring two-part talk by a faithful nun about the relevance of the Fatima Apparitions – Part 1; Part 2
Sex is a Mystery! by Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Hey Dads, here are two great books on fatherhood:
You can order Father, The Family Protector here (just enter the author’s name, Stenson, in the product search).
And here’s a good sermon on the Need for Virtuous Fathers
Confused by recent changes to the Catechism about Capital Punishment? Click here
For clear teaching about the Catholic Faith click here
Another great Source – The Mary Foundation
“Whispers” is a new web page for learning the Faith: click here
For excellent and short messages watch Canadian priest, Fr. Mark Goring
More learning links:
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and Catholics Come Home and Catholic Answers and Dr. Peter Kreeft.
Here is a four part series of meditations on the Immaculate Conception:
For a fascinating talk on the Immaculate Conception (a bit crackly, but worth it!) click here
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).
Here’s a compelling (and rather unsettling) conference on the importance of saving your soul and Our Lady’s Role in that endeavor: click here
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
Sermons and talks by Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (click on the green link):
The Meaning of the Mass (this is truly awe inspiring)
Can we REALLY be happy all the time? Click
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“
“Spiritual Diabetes”, Part 1 (includes the story of St. Maria Goretti) click here
“Spiritual Diabetes”, Part 2 (includes conversion story of Alessandro Serenelli, St. Maria Goretti’s murderer) click here
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)
Powerful story of the conversion of Claude Newman – a death row inmate and the Miraculous Medal click here
The Sacrament of Reconciliation. Here’s a talk that I (Paul Quist) did for the 2014 Men of Integrity conference in February:
If you’d care to read about Paul and Carol’s journey into the Catholic Church click on the following: The Quists’ Journey into the Church