Office of Family Life & Spirituality

“Every Family should look into the icon of the Holy family of Nazareth. Its daily life had its share of burdens and even nightmares… Like Mary, they (today’s families) are asked to face their families challenges with courage and serenity, in good times and bad, and to keep in their heart the great things which God has done. (cf. Lk 2:19,51).”

Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 30

Vision

Embracing Pope Francis apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia “The Joy of Love,” The Office of Family Life and Spirituality envisions developing ministry by acknowledge the reality of complexity of family life today.  The Diocesan Office of Family Life and Spirituality supports families to live out their call as the “Domestic Church” by becoming: The place of encounter with Jesus that fosters discipleship and ongoing spiritual growth.

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La Visión de la Oficina de Vida Familiar está en dedicarse a abrazar la complejidad de las Familias en la actualidad. La Oficina Diocesana de Vida Familiar y Espiritualidad apoya a las familias a vivir su llamado como la “Iglesia Doméstica” convirtiéndose: En el lugar de encuentro con Jesús que fomenta el discipulado y el crecimiento espiritual continuo.

Goals

Develop comprehensive pathways that can prepare young adults to enter into a sacramental marriage and live as a “Domestic Church.”Develop a diocesan-wide comprehensive Leadership Formation approach to marriage preparation for Coordinators and engaged couples.Facilitate and/or create diocesan networks which embrace the complexity of family life today such as: newly married couples, single parents, the divorced, those in civil marriages, blended families, families of those with various disabilities, LGBTQ persons and their families, Inter-faith marriages, restorative relationships in family life today.Provide resources for clergy and parish leaders in all aspects of family life.

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Desarrollar vías integrales que puedan preparar a los jóvenes adultos para entrar en un matrimonio sacramental y vivir como una “Iglesia doméstica”.

Desarrollar un enfoque integral de formación diocesano para la preparación matrimonial para las parejas comprometidas.

Facilitar y / o crear redes diocesanas que abarquen la complejidad de la vida familiar actual, como: parejas recién casadas, padres solteros, divorciados, matrimonios civiles, familias mezcladas, familias con discapacidades diversas, personas LGBTQ y sus familias, relaciones de restauración en la vida familiar de hoy.

Proporcionar recursos para el clero y los líderes de la parroquia en todos los aspectos de la vida familiar.

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SUPPORTING THE DOMESTIC
CHURCH DURING COVID19

MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROCESS

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

NFP (Natural Family Planning)

PORNOGRAPHY & SEX ADDICTION

SEX EDUCATION

SPIRITUAL MINISTRIES

MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING

ARTICLES FROM DIRECTOR

DIVORCE MINISTRY

LAYETTE PROGRAM

MINISTRY TO THE ELDERLY

FAMILY DIVERSITY

Contact the Office of Family Life & Spirituality

Director of Family Life & Spirituality

Joel de Loera

joel.deloera@dsj.org
408-983-0135

Certified Fertility Care Practitioner

Dolores Moreno

dolores.moreno@dsj.org
408-983-0209

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