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.


Click here to view the October 2016 issue of the Disciples' Dispatch.
Click here to view the September 2016 issue of The Great Commission.

Booklet of Services and Resources

Click here for the Office of Laity & Family Life booklet of services and resources

A Call to Prayer for the Elections

You are invited to pray for the upcoming elections and to reflect on our responsibilities as faithful citizens.
Click HERE for prayer opportunities.
Click HERE for resources.























Latest News

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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