Family Life

The Christian family is the first place of education in prayer. Based on the sacrament of marriage, the family is the “domestic church” where God’s children learn to pray “as the Church” and to persevere in prayer. For young children in particular, daily family prayer is the first witness of the Church’s living memory as awakened patiently by the Holy Spirit.  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2685)

Catholic Family Living

Retrouvaille – a program to help couples heal and renew their hurting marriages.

Beginning Experience – a support program for widowed, separated and divorced individuals.
Beginning Experience (BE) is an international support program for widowed, separated and divorced individuals.  It is a peer ministry intended to facilitate the resolution of grief surrounding the loss of a spouse due to death, divorce or separation and to promote healing. Beginning Experience of Rochester offers Rebuilding workshops in the Rochester area and Weekends at the beautiful Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking Canandaigua Lake.  Visit our website for further information and upcoming programs and dates.

Camp Koinonia Family Camp – a week-long opportunity to enjoy the fun of summer camp, plus an enriching spiritual retreat, together with your family.

Forming the Family at Home