Families who, having embraced their role as the domestic church and in connection with other families and single persons, actively seek the spiritual and social renewal of their neighborhoods, schools and places of work. Such families and individuals would display a strikingly counter-cultural way of living: grounded in prayer, Sacraments and attention to Scripture; unusually gracious hospitality; a capacity to include those on the margins of society; and joyful confidence in the providence of God even in difficult and stressful times. -Unleash the Gospel, Vision for Families

The Office of Family Ministry aims to help families reclaim their Christian identity, live on mission, and find accompaniment as they live as the domestic Church. This office provides resources, formation and support directly to families as well as parishes to assist them in helping the families in their parish.

“The family lives its spirituality precisely by being at one and the same time a domestic church and a vital cell for transforming the world.” - Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 324
Nicole Joyce
Deputy Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
David Grobbel
Marriage and Family Support Ministry Specialist
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
(313) 237-5894
Tara Stenger
Associate Director of Engagement
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
(313) 237-6056