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Family Life

God wants every family to be a beacon of the joy of his love in our world (Pope Francis, World Meeting of Families, 2018)

Upcoming Mini-Retreats

Ministerio Koinonia presenta: Mini-retiros de Silencio de Cuaresma 2020

Los mini-retiros de silencio de cuaresma son oportunidades para las familias (padres, jóvenes de 15–17 y jóvenes adultos) de la Arquidiócesis de San Antonio de silenciarse ante El Inefable e inexpresable quien mora en el fondo del corazón. Además, participantes desarrollaran sus habilidades contemplativas aprendiendo algunas técnicas de oración contemplativa afín de orar y orar muy bien. El cupo es limitado.

FECHAS Y LUGARES6 y 7 de marzo de 2020 en la Iglesia Católica San Martín de Porres (Dirección)
13 y 14 de marzo de 2020 en la Iglesia Católica St. Joseph South San ( Dirección)
13 y 14 de marzo de 2020 en la Iglesia Católica la Divina Providencia ( Dirección)
20 y 21 de marzo de 2020 en la Iglesia Católica Santo Niño ( Dirección)
27 y 28 de marzo de 2020 en la Iglesia Católica San Pablo ( Dirección)

Para la inscripción, comuníquese con cada oficina parroquial.
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto: Dr. Valentin Ekiaka Nzai

Phone  210-393-3493

Phone  Email

Koinonia Ministry presents: Lenten Silent Mini-Retreats 2020

Lenten silence mini-retreats are opportunities for families (parents, youth 15–17 and young adults) of the Archdiocese of San Antonio to silence themselves before The Ineffable and inexpressible who dwells in the depths of the heart. In addition, participants will enhance their contemplative skills by learning some contemplative techniques to pray and pray very well.

DATES AND LOCATIONSMarch 6 and 7, 2020 at San Martín de Porres Catholic Church (Directions)
March 13 and 14, 2020 at St. Joseph South San Catholic Church ( Directions)
March 13 and 14, 2020 at Divine Providence Catholic Church ( Directions)
March 20 and 21, 2020 at Santo Niño Catholic Church ( Directions)
March 27 and 28, 2020 at St. Paul Catholic Church ( Directions)

For registration, contact each parish office.
For more information, contact: Dr. Valentin Ekiaka Nzai

Phone  210-393-3493

Phone  Email

For Marriage Preparation and Marriage Enrichment, click here.

Pope Francis reminds us that “ the ‘home’ represents the most precious human treasures, that of encounter, that of relations among people, different in age, culture and history, but who live together and together help one another to grow. For this reason, the ‘home’ is a crucial place in life, where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love” (May 21, 2013). We are all called to build homes where love, forgiveness, joy, and peace abound. The Archdiocese of San Antonio is delighted to accompany you and your family on this journey!

Are you:

• A mother or father seeking parenting advice?

• Member of a family that wants to grow in joy and holiness?

• An individual seeking assistance with special family situations?

• A Pastor, priest, deacon or pastoral minister seeking information, resources, and support to minister to families?

We are here to serve you, your families, and your communities! Click on the link below to access a listing of national and local resources and ministries for marriage and family life.

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Dear families, you too should be fearless, ever ready to give witness to the hope that is in you, since the Good Shepherd has put that hope in your hearts through the Gospel. You should be ready to follow Christ towards the pastures of life, which he himself has prepared through the Paschal Mystery of his Death and Resurrection. Do not be afraid of the risks! God’s strength is always more powerful that your difficulties! (St. John Paul II, Letter to Families, 1994)

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