Evangelization, Catechesis & Family Life


The Office of Evangelization, Catechesis and Family Life calls forth the gifts of the laity, empowering women and men, married and with family in their universal call to holiness, Christian maturity, missionary discipleship and service. This is done by providing ongoing formation and support for parish catechetical leaders, parish family life leaders (family life, senior ministry, divorce, etc.), and marriage preparation and enrichment leaders, as well as  overseeing lifelong formation in collaboration with the Offices of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries (children through adult), and Office of Worship (RCIA and RCIA adapted for children)


The simplest way to say what evangelization means is to follow Pope Paul VI, whose message Evangelii Nuntiandi (On Evangelization in the Modern World) has inspired so much recent thought and activity in the Church. We can rephrase his words to say that evangelizing means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself. At its essence are the proclamation of salvation in Jesus Christ and the response of a person in faith, which are both works of the Spirit of God.

Evangelization must always be directly connected to the Lord Jesus Christ. “There is no true evangelization if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the Kingdom and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God are not proclaimed.”

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

Mt 28: 19-20

Marriage Ministry

The mission of Marriage Ministry is to serve each parish and its ministers as they assist, educate, form, walk with, mentor and love each person and couple through the holy process of the Sacrament of Matrimony. 

Family Life

The Diocese of Dallas Family Life Department exists to encourage and empower parishes to minister to the diversity of families that are present today in our communities by offering education, resources, and support to families in all aspects of their life.

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