Office of Laity and Family Life


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Our Mission

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, based on faith, hope, and love, is guided by the Holy Spirit; nourished by Christ in the Eucharist; and grounded in the universal call to holiness.























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Latest News

19th Annual Catholic Women's Award Celebration

Sunday, August 21, 2016
3:00 PM
St. Joseph Church, 567 St. Joseph Ln., Manchester, MO  63021
Category: Mirror of Justice

The woman chosen for this award is a woman who actively works to change systematic injustice and to promote human dignity; one who lives justly and leave people uncomfortable in their own complacency. For more information, please call Jo Ann Owings at 314.792.7179.

Marriage is...

Statement from Archbishop Robert Carlson on the Supreme Court's decision.

Bishop Rice's Homily at Our May 31, 2015
Mass for the Defense of Marriage & Family

podcastBishop Edward M. Rice gave an inspiring homily at the 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31 Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in which Catholics prayed for the protection and sanctity of marriage. We had approximately 900 people attend the Mass. Here is the link if you would like to listen to the homily:

Listen to Bishop Rice's Homily, or right-click to download (mp3)

Transcript of Bishop Rice's Homily (pdf)


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