2012 Diocesan Marriage and Family Conference
It's easy to lose sight of the "big picture" in the day-to-day business of raising a family and making a marriage work. The 2012 Diocesan Marriage and Family Conference aims to deepen the understanding of marriage and family life as a vocation from God and encourage an appreciation of its many dimensions. We will also be marking the 30th Anniversary of Bl. John Paul II's apostolic exhortation on the family, Familiaris Consortio. Pope Benedict has referred to this document as the "Magna Carta" of marriage and family ministry.
Through a combination of plenary sessions and workshops, this conference will explore the Church's rich vision of marriage and family life as it relates to topics such as the theology of the body, family prayer, the family and work, the family as the domestic church, raising teens and dealing with issues such as infertility, divorce and homosexuality. This conference is for adults of all ages and circumstances —married couples, couples preparing for marriage, single parents, college students, clergy, pastoral ministers and anyone else interested in enriching their understanding of the vocation of marriage and family life.
The registration fee of $35 per person for the conference includes conference materials, continental breakfast, a boxed lunch and afternoon snacks. Please indicate your workshop preferences in order to assist in guaranteeing proper room space. College or graduate students are welcome to attend any of the plenary or workshop sessions at no cost