Our Mission Statement
Office of Family Life
For all couples, this web site will provide Catholic teaching, information, skills, inspiration, and resources on living Christian marriage in light of the gospel. www.foryourmarriage.org (USCCB)
Because your Church celebrates this most important decision of your life. and recognizing that sacramental marriage is a call to holiness.and so you can begin your life with the tools that will help you live out a faithful, permanent, and fruitful commitment.this serious and sacred commitment requires careful consideration and preparation. The Diocese of Tyler has the following guidelines for sacramental marriage.
DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR ENGAGED COUPLES
English - REGISTRATION FORM and information on Marriage Preparation Day.
Spanish - REGISTRATION FORM and information on Marriage Preparation Day.
For ALL couples preparing for marriage
. . . Because your Church celebrates your love
February 2, 2013
Family Life Office
For more information, Familylife@dioceseoftyler.org
What is Natural Family Planning?
Natural Family Planning (NFP) refers to methods of monitoring a woman's natural biological signs of fertility to identify days of fertility and infertility either to achieve pregnancy or to avoid pregnancy. An awareness and basic understanding of NFP is vital to cooperating with God's plan for marriage.
What does the Church teach about Natural Family Planning?
Pope John Paul II, quoting Humanae Vitae, states: "If there are reasonable grounds for spacing births, arising from physical or psychological conditions of husband or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that married people may take advantage of the natural cycles imminent in the reproductive system and use their marriage at precisely those times that they are infertile, and in this way control birth without offending moral principles."
How does Natural Family Planning affect marriage?
Natural Family Planning respects the dignity and well-being of the person, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of children. The methods are safe, reliable, and healthy. Couples using NFP have experienced closer communication and intimacy and have become more aware of their God-given power to participate in creating new life through their love.
English: Kaylene Mongeau, RN
Stephen & MaryBeth Burns, RN
Jerry & Daya Stavinoha
Spanish & English: Daniel & Natalie Herrera
Adam & Jodi Todd
Pope John Paul II, Ad Limina message on Family Life.
"Family, become what you are…the family has the mission to become more and more of what it is…that is to say, a community of life and love in an effort that will find fulfillment, as will everything created and redeemed in the kingdom of God." (Familaris Consortio, 17)
Follow the Way of Love, a Pastoral Message of the U.S. Bishops to Families
Familiaris Consortio,(On the Family), Pope John Paul II
Humanae Vitae, (On the Regulation of Birth) Pope Paul VI
Dates: February 2, 2013
April 20, 2013
August 3, 2013
November 23, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Locations: Catholic Chancery (English)
1015 ESE Loop 323
Tyler TX 75701
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (Spanish)
922 Old Omen Rd.
Tyler TX 75701
To register call Family Life Office at 903-534-1077 Ext. 165