Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 5:15


(217) 698-8500


1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Marriage and Family Life

Welcome to the Office for Marriage and Family Life

Family Life seeks to recognize the needs of the family in all its ages and stages of life, including marriage, parenthood, single, widowed and divorced life. We believe that the future of society is closely tied to the health and well-being of marriage and family life.

We provide classes for engaged couples that fulfill Catholic marriage requirements. We help married couples strengthen their covenant bond and respond to the call to live as disciples of Christ. We recognize that family life is sacred and that the home is the domestic church. We endeavor to empower families to fulfill their mission as a community of life and love. When tragedy strikes in the form of death or divorce we strive to walk with families as they journey from grief and loss to hope and healing.

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