CONCERNS AND FAMILY LIFE
assists in the formation
and development of area/parish social concerns committees; promotes
Catholic social teaching, works of mercy, advocacy and action
for justice, and pro-life activity; assists AFCs/parishes in their
efforts to strengthen Christian marriage and family life; promotes
preparation for marriage, marriage enrichment, and family spirituality;
and provides referrals to programs like Natural Family Planning,
Marriage Encounter, and Retrouvaille.
assists parishes by fostering effective and appropriate ministry
to Hispanic Catholics including: migrant ministry; resident Hispanic
ministry; leadership training and support for professional and
volunteer ministers. The celebration of Mass in Spanish throughout
the diocese is coordinated by this office.
Sr. Anna Marie Reha, SSND