Family/Respect Life

Contact Info & Staff

Family Life provides Christ-centered information, resources, services, programs and workshops for families through the diocesan parish structure.  Programs include (but are not limited to) Marriage Preparation, NFP/Fertility Education, Marriage Enrichment, Separated & Divorced Ministry, Grandparent Ministry, Chastity Education.

Respect Life integrates Christ's teaching on human dignity into the diocesan parish structure. Information from state and national Respect Life Programs is directed through the diocesan Respect Life Office to parish representatives, to organize programs of education, pastoral service, spirituality/prayer and public policy for their parish community.


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For Post-Roe Myths and Misconceptions About Abortion:

- One page flyer from the US Bishops: here

- Two page flyer from the NYS Catholic Conference: here

For Marriage Prep information or to register online for a Marriage Preparation class, click here

For pregnancy care resources, click here

For support for your marriage, click here

For Natural Family Planning information, visit our NEW webpage!

For pregnancy and early infant loss resources, click here

For Separated/Divorced Ministry, click here

For information on Chastity Education (equipping parents, children, and teens about God's plan for love and life, friendship and marriage), click here

For End of Life resources, click here

For help for you or someone you love with issues such as suicide, self-harm, addiction to pornography, alcohol or drugs, and other family or life issues, click here  

Family Perspectives bulletin/reflection questions based on weekly scripture readings available for download "here

For easy ways to invite God into daily life: Daily Routine for Catholic Families

Want to help the pro-life cause? Sign up to volunteer here!

 Sign up to receive the quarterly LifeLine Newsletter  here. 


Be Not Afraid - Discussing Difficult Issues

These are the recordings of a 4-part series covering the issues of abortion, assisted suicide, poverty and racism and how to discuss the Catholic perspective in a way that fosters respect between loved ones, neighbors, and friends.

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