Office of Marriage and Family Life



Marriage Enrichment Opportunities

 "Living in Love provides a unique opportunity for married couples to reconnect with their own personal love history while gaining a joyful sense of purpose, hope, and direction for the future."

Come, see why over 700 couples in the Archdiocese have experienced this retreat!

The next Living in Love will be: Saturday, November 7th, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday November 8th, 8a.m. to 4 pm  at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, KS.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter  

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a faith-based experience dedicated to building stronger marriages. Nearly two million couples worldwide have discovered a renewed excitement and have strengthened their marriage through this enrichment.

Come and experience the joy to be found in your marriage. The next weekend is November 20-22, 2015 at Savior Pastoral Center. For more information or to apply go to:

What couples are saying about this enrichment:

"Our lives are full of hectic schedules, kids, work, kids!  It seems we never had a chance to really talk let alone romance each other before our weekend.  Now we have a tool to use to keep US on the front burner.  Thank goodness we made a weekend—we are more alive and in love than we could ever have imagined."

Joan & Bob

Married 16 years



Clergy Resources


God's Dream for Creation? The Union of a Man and Woman

"This is God's dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self. It is the same plan which Jesus presents in today's Gospel: "From the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female'. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh" (Mk 10:6-8; cf. Gen 1:27; 2:24) 

 His Holiness Pope Francis

Homily for the Holy Mass for the Opening of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, October 4, 2015