The Family Life Office hosts a variety of events and ministries in the parish throughout the year. Existing groups include the Family-to-Family Ministry, Natural Family Planning, God's Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage Retreats, Annual Mother-Daughter and Ladies Tea, Life Chain, a Parish Library and various family gatherings.
Family Life Coordinator
In the You’re Worth It! Day Retreat for Women, award-winning author Danielle Bean invites women to find out their worth by seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Using themes from her book, You’re Worth It!, Danielle Bean introduces women to the life-changing idea that they were made for an intimate relationship with a God who knows them and loves them inside and out. Inside of this day retreat, women walk alongside the women of the Gospels and explore what it means to be fully loved by Jesus who longs to bless them, heal them, help them, fulfill them, and give them a voice.
April 1, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Concordia
God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage is required for all couples seeking marriage at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Retreats are held 6 times a year. While this retreat focuses on the engaged couple, many married couples have attended and found the program to be very beneficial for their marriage.
Instruction in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is available in our parish. This method of Natural Family Planning is a safe, effective and moral means of achieving or avoiding pregnancy, treating infertility and other reproductive issues. Through instruction in FertilityCare couples can better understand the gift and beauty of their fertility.
The Family to Family Ministry provides meals and care packages to families in the parish community during times of need. We provide meals after the birth of a child, during serious illness hospitalization. We have also provided meals during cancer treatments and following an unexpected death. The purpose of this ministry is to provide support from one family to another during both the sorrows and joys of family life. If you would like to join this ministry or know someone who would benefit from a set of meals or a care package contact Lindy Meyer.