The Center for Peace in Marriage and the Family A Catholic Family Ministry offering marriage/family/personal counseling by telephone
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The Apostolate for Peace in the Family

"Family, become what you are!"
John Paul II
Our Call
Our Mission
Our Method
The Center for Peace in Marriage and the Family
"They must show the family special love."
"This is an injunction that calls for concrete action."
The Apostolate for Peace in the Family was born as an effort to respond to a deeply sensed call clearly expressed by Pope John Paul II in his 1981 Apostolic Exhortation on "The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World"when he stated:
"The future of humanity passes by way of the family.

"It is therefore indispensable and urgent that every person of good will should endeavor to save and foster the values and requirements of the family.

"I feel that I must ask for a particular effort in this field from the sons and daughters of the Church...

"They must show the family special love. This is an injunction that calls for concrete action." (RCFMW 86)

Our efforts to take "concrete action" are rooted in our personal experience as a Catholic family striving to live out our calling to:
  1. Form a community of life and love in the home.
  2. Serve life in all its forms, conditions, and stages.
  3. Participate in the development of society. And,
  4. Share in the life and mission of the Church.

Needless to say--we have not found it easy!

Our struggle to maintain peace in our marriage, family, and our own hearts and minds as we bump along the rocky road of life, and my 30+ years of experience as a professional counselor participating in others' similar struggles, are the real life experiences forming the foundation and inspiration for the Apostolate for Peace in the Family.

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Our Mission

It is our family mission, and the mission of those who are inspired to join us in the Apostolate, to take concrete action by working together...
  • to challenge and support families in their struggle to "become what they are" in Christ and to thereby be established in His peace.
  • to nourish and strengthen families as "domestic churches" and "the first and vital cells of society".
  • to "proclaim with joy and conviction the truth about the family, giving it back its reasons for confidence in itself, in the riches it possesses by nature and grace, and in the mission God has entrusted to it".
  • to identify the dangers and evils menacing the family and to sound a note of warning; encouraging families to stand firm against evil and to "fight the good fight" of faith in order to overcome evil with good.
  • to labor to create an environment supportive of marriage and family life, especially through joining hands with other families in fellowship, work and prayer.
  • to comfort and encourage those who are suffering and to work to restore those who are wounded or broken by the struggle that family life often presents.
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Our Method

We will work together to accomplish our mission by:

  1. A commitment to intercessory prayer for marriages and families.
  2. The example of our way of life.
  3. Proclaiming the truth about the marriage and the family by word and deed. And,
  4. Developing the Center for Peace in the Family offering a variety of resources and support services for Christian marriages and families.
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