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The Office of Laity and Family Life supports parishes, agencies, and other apostolates in their mission to enrich the domestic Church by sharing the Catholic faith with the lay faithful and their families. Our mission is guided by the Holy Spirit; nourished by Christ in the Eucharist; based on faith, hope, and love; and grounded in the universal call to holiness!
We recognize that each and every person has unique gifts and we are all important members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Together we make up the Church. The Second Vatican Council reminds us that, "In the Church there is a diversity of ministry but a oneness of mission. Christ conferred on the Apostles and their successors the duty of teaching, sanctifying, and ruling in His name and power. But the laity likewise share in the priestly, prophetic, and royal office of Christ and therefore have their own share in the mission of the whole people of God in the Church and in the world." (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, 2)
We welcome you to our web pages and encourage you to have a look around. By navigating the blue menu bar on the left of your screen, you can review the programs and resources we have listed. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us at 314.792.7170.
Julie A. Bostick
Prayer for the Laity
Heavenly Father, please help us to answer your call to holiness so that we can share in your divine life. Please instill in us an understanding of our true dignity as adopted brothers and sisters of Christ. Fill us with the zeal and courage to live and share the Gospel message. Amen.
Prayer for Families
The Second Vatican Council reminded us that our family is a domestic church and we are all part of the Mystical Body of Christ.
Please strengthen and enrich our family with the virtues of faith, hope, and love. Help us to be patient, kind, and merciful to each other and to all those we meet. Send your Holy Spirit to give us the courage to live our Baptismal promises each day of our lives so that we can bring your love to our world. Amen.
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