The Mission of the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life is to assist and encourage all Christians to fulfill their call to holiness.
Pope John Paul II and the documents of 2nd Vatican Council call the laity to transform the world where they live. Our office promotes this evangelization, helping to create a culture of life, by programs that support: the vocation of marriage, the single state and outreach to youth and young adults.
We seek to support strong vocations rooted in faith and Christian freedom, lived in service to our families, communities, and church parishes.
Synod of Bishops: Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization
The document The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization was written during a recent meeting of the Ordinary Council of the Synod. Seeking to understand the reality of the transmission and development of faith in today’s family, the Synod requests that members of the ecclesial community as well as lay leaders take a few moments to reflect and respond to the brief document which follows.
The four specific areas which build the framework for discussion are:
Nine themes follow each with a series of questions which help identify specific areas of need and direction for families today.
All responses need to be collected by December 16 for consideration of the Lineamenta.
You can view and print a PDF version of the document and questions, as well as take an online survey through SurveyMonkey, using the links below. The document and survey are available in English and Spanish.
Your answers can be recorded on SurveyMonkey, which will make the collection process more efficient and accurate. If you do not wish to use the electronic file, you may send your written responses to:
The Office of Marriage, Family and Life, c/o Jean Stolpestad, 328 Kellogg Blvd. W, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
The Commission on Biomedical Ethics advises the Archbishop on ethical issues related to biomedical science.
Persons with disAbilities
The mission of the Ministry for Persons with disAbilities of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul/Minneapolis is committed to facilitate the implementation of the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with disAbilities.
Family and Laity Outreach
The Family and Laity Outreach Programs ministry team's mission is to assist and encourage all Christians to fulfill their call to holiness.
The Respect Life Outreach works to promote respect for human life from conception to natural death, to bring about a conversion of heart and mind to be open to God's special gift of life.
Marriage and Marriage Preparation
The Mission of the Archdiocesan Office for Marriage, Family, and Life is to assist and encourage all Christians to fulfill their call to holiness.
Youth and Young Adults
Our office promotes this evangelization, helping to create a culture of life, by programs that support: the vocation of marriage, the single state and outreach to youth and young adults.
Natural Family Planning
Modern Natural Family Planning (NFP) is healthy, medically safe, reliable and easy to learn. An Archdiocesan NFP Board coordinates the promotion and understanding of the gifts of life, fertility, and sexuality.