October 8th-10th, several new Diocesan Directors of Family Life gathered at the Washington Retreat House in Washington, DC for an orientation that was put together by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Secretariat for Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth.
The goal of the orientation was to introduce the Diocesan Family LIfe Director to the different offices and ministries that the USCCB provides, but also to expose the attendees to best practices, resources and networking.
How it was A Fruitful Orientation at the USCCB
I was able to attend this orientation and to represent The Marriage Group at this important event where I had the opportunity to introduce our online and on-demand courses for Pre-Cana and NFP to the Diocesan Family Life Directors from around the country.
Several Family Life Directors manifested their interest in our online programs.
We all agreed that the church needs to serve all couples that come to us seeking the sacrament of marriage. Sometimes, special circumstances prevent couples from attending gathered diocesan or parish events. That’s when the online option becomes so important.
We also recognized the fact that younger couples feel much more comfortable with technology, making the online option the perfect fit for them. This requires that the ministry leader be open to try new ways to reach out to younger generations.
The Marriage Group is always excited to assist priests, deacons, and Family Life Directors, leading the way with comprehensive online and blended learning experiences. If you have questions, we welcome you to connect for a conversation about how our courses work so well in your ministry to today’s engaged couples.