Marriage, Family & Respect Life Home

 

         
 

Welcome to the Home Page of the Office of Marriage, Family & Respect Life.  Saint John Paul II began his encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, by saying "The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as "good news" to the people of every age and culture." The mission of the Office of Marriage, Family & Respect Life is to spread this "good news" to the people of Eastern South Dakota through prayer, education and action so that we might help support marriages, families, and build a culture of life in our diocese and beyond.

 

 


 

 

 

FEATURED

 

Pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families, Papal Visit & Mass

September 22-28, 2015

 

CLICK HERE to learn more!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS

For a listing of all weekends for the Diocese of Sioux Falls click here.

 

NURTURING A FAITHFUL & FAITH-FILLED MARRIAGE
March 14, 2015, 4:00 Mass, 5:30 Dinner, 6:00 Presentation, Christ the King, Sioux Falls

Join us as we explore ways to connect more deeply with our spouses and love more freely through study of out faith, prayer and discernment, and interactive activities, so that our marriage can be more faithful and faith-filled.  We will be focusing our time on Deacon James Keating's book, "Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness."

 

LIFE CHAIN LINK PRAYER WITH BISHOP PAUL J. SWAIN
March 17, 2015, 12:00 noon, Planned Parenthood on 41st Street, Sioux Falls

To learn more and to sign up to participate in this prayer ministry, please visit the Life Chain Link Page of this website.

 

RETROUVAILLE
February 27-28, and March 1, 2015, The Abbey of the Hills near Marvin, South Dakota
A confidential weekend that offers hope and help for a couple to heal and renew their marriage relationship.  Retrouvaille is a peer to peer ministry and has helped couples who experience chronic communication problems, as well as those who thought they were beyond hope, already separated, or even divorced. Please check the website for other regions if looking for a different date.  For more information, or to register, contact 988-3755.
 
"7 MYTHS OF PORNOGRAPHY EXPOSED" AND "A LOVE THAT SATISFIES"
with MATTHEW FRADD
March 11, 2015, Sacred Heart Parish, Aberdeen, SD
In an age where all media desensitizes our culture and our minds, it is good to have critical awareness and pro-active tools to address pornography in our midst.  Sacred Heart extends an invitation to attend to every parish & every church in our region.  Invite all faiths, all friends, & all community groups.  This is a regional outreach of Sacred Heart.  Two reasons we bring Matt Fradd here:  1. to change hearts in a personal way, and 2. to help form our community virtue. Tickets for the event are $10 per adult, $7 per teen. A simple supper will be served. Please contact Michele Coughlin at 605-225-7065 with any questions.

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