Office for Family Life

    Welcome! Our mission is to serve parishes and families throughout the Diocese of Arlington by offering programs pertaining to marriage preparation, marriage and family enrichment, pregnancy assistance, post-abortion recovery, and young adult activities, including Theology on Tap.

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    In and Around the diocese

    Is America Still the Land of the Free? Conference & Fundraiser
    Join speakers Fr. Paul Scalia, Sr. Rosemarie, LSP, and author Mary Eberstadt for a morning conference on religious liberty. All profits from the event will go to support The Little Sisters of the Poor. For more information and to register, click here.
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    Men's Fall Retreat
    The retreat will be November 18-20. Please click on the link above to learn more and to register.

    Banica Mission Trip
    A mission trip for Young Professionals to band together and serve the poor of Banica. Please click the above link to be directed to the Facebook Event.
    Co-Sponsored by Commissioned By Christ.
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    Love for A Lifetime: Keys to Building a Joyful, Lasting Marriage
    Marriage Enrichment Conference
    For all married couples, this event is the first in the series of many marriage enrichment programs. Featuring David and Maragret Bereit. More more information and to sign up, click here.
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    Marriage Jubilee Mass
    If you were married in 1966 or 1991, you are cordially invited to celebrated and renew your vows with a mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Loverde. Simply contact your parish office to register by Sept. 23.
    Click here for more information.

    Mornings of Mercy for Divorced Catholics
    Find healing and help after divorce with mornings of prayer and reflection, covering a broad variety of subjects. Click the link about to find more information and to register.

    Pilgrimage of the Divine Mercy Icon
    The Icon of Divine Mercy, painted exclusively for the Diocese of Arlington, will be traveling from parish to parish during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Click the link above to learn more and find out where the Icon is currently residing.

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    Featuring a prayer written especially for priests in the Diocese of Arlington, the Office for Family Life asks that you accept these prayer cards, and pray daily for the priest whose name will be handwritten on the back. 
    To order your own card, send a pre-addressed envelope to the Office For Family Life, and the amount of cards you desire.
    Please call (703) 841-2550 with any questions.

    Merciful Like the father

    Merciful Like the Father Prayer CardAre you Seeking Renewal And Freedom after Abortion?

    Order these FREE resource cards from Project Rachel for your parish at:

    "I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision...the forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented, especially when that person approaches the Sacrament of Confession with a sincere heart in order to obtain reconciliation with the Father."
    -Pope Francis


    Monthly Holy Hours:
    - Post - Abortion Healing
    Young Adult Ministry

    Conferences for the Engaged 
    Pre-cana course that takes place one to two times a month. 

    Pregnancy Assistance 
    Gabriel Project Arlington:  Parish-based pregnancy assistance program for those in need.

    Post - Abortion Healing 
    Project Rachel:  Healing for women and men who have been affected by abortion.


    Pregnancy Loss Resources

    Struggling with Pornography?  
    Bought with a Price:  From Illusions to Freedom.

    Marriage Enrichment Programs & Resources

    Struggling with same-sex attraction?

    Support for family members of those struggling with same-sex attraction.

    Men's Groups

    Resource List

    Parish Programs

    Photo Gallery View photos from our events. 

    Past Conferences & Events