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“The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.” ~ Pope Francis
In accord with Pope Francis, we understand the beauty and importance of the family. Because it’s so important, the Diocese of Manchester’s Office of Family Life Ministries offers a wide variety of support and enrichment, helping parishes strengthen and evangelize – bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to – the families of their communities.
Please follow the links below to find resources and to learn more about how the diocese is helping families throughout New Hampshire on their faith journeys.
Being engaged is a wonderful time of journeying and preparation with your future spouse. We look forward to journeying with you through personal, interpersonal, and spiritual growth. Let's get started.
Natural Family Planning
Embracing God’s plan for fertility is a sure way for any married couple to enrich their relationship. In fact, working with, rather than against, natural human fertility comes with a great deal of benefits! Take the natural approach.
Celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony on your wedding day is only the beginning of a beautiful, life-long adventure with your spouse. Nourish your marriage whether you have been married five minutes, five months, or fifty years. Enrich your marriage.
Pope Francis reminds families around the world of the importance of three simple phrases: “may I?”, “thank you”, “pardon me.” See what Pope Francis had to say and check out our other resources for strengthening family. Resources for Families.
God loves, and has richly blessed, each and every one of us. No person is less valuable than another, regardless of age or stage of life. Because life matters.
Healing & Support
Everyone is in need of healing at one time or another. No matter your struggle, God desires true and lasting happiness for you and your family. We're here to help.
Resources for Persons with Special Needs
There are a number of adaptive resources available for individuals with special needs, including materials for Lifelong Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and a number of other topics. Those can be found on our dedicated Resources for Persons with Special Needs page.