Family Life

Our Mission
Through prayer, education, and action, the Family Life Office assists in evangelizing and empowering Catholic families so each member can fulfill his or her vocation in the Church and in the world, fully appreciating the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

Survey

Thank you for your thoughtful participation in the survey based upon the Synod of Bishops’ document on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World. Your responses played an important part in the drafting of Bishop Guglilmone’s Diocesan report the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and future planning for the office. ​


US Bishops Movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

The U.S. bishops have approved a pastoral strategy to advance a Movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty. It is essentially a call to prayer, penance, and sacrifice for the sake of renewing a culture of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. more info.

Protect Conscience Rights

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urges the faithful to stay aware of the need for conscience protection in the field of health care and health coverage. The HHS Final Rule still requires action in Congress and by the courts to protect conscience rights. Urge Congress to support the Health Care Conscience Rights Acts. Find out how by clicking here.

Health Care Power of Attorney

Health Care Power of Attorney

Speak Up for Conscience Rights Today!
Aug 29 20158:30 amPre-Cana

Pre-Cana will be meeting at St. Peter Church in Beaufort, SC. Named after Jesus’ first Miracle, when he turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana, Pre-Cana is the name for preparation that occurs before a couple is to be married in the Catholic church. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Couples will register and enjoy breakfast. Presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Three talks will occur before lunch. Couples will be given a lunch hour on their own. There are several restaurants near the host parishes. Couples may also wish to pack a lunch to enjoy on the church grounds. Three sessions will occur after lunch. The day will end at approximately 5:00 pm. 


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Sep 12 2015All DayGod's Plan for a Joyfilled Marriage

God's Plan for a Joyfilled Marriage will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. To register or for more information, please call Nettie Taylor at (803) 540-1906, Cost: $100.

Oct 9 201512:00 amMarriage Encounter: Enrichment Weekend

Marriage Encounter: Enrichment Weekend will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC. To register or for more information please call  at 803-810-9602 or by email at applications@scmarriagematters.org or go to http://www.scmarriagematters.org/.


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Oct 10 2015All DayGod's Plan for a Joyfilled Marriage

God's Plan for a Joyfilled Marriage will take place at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, SC. To register please call Deacon Jerry Remkiewicz, 843-724-8395, jremkiew@prodigy.net.

All DayMarriage For Life: Preparation/Enrichment

Marriage for Life: Preparation and Enrichment will be held in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, SC. To register or for more information, please call Deacon Bob and Donna Pierce at (803) 642- 9434 or email at rampierce@bellsouth.net.  Cost: $80. 

All DayLiving a Joyfilled Marriage

Living a Joyfilled Marriage will take place at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Fort Mill, SC. To register or for more information please call Mary Harden at 803.548.7282

Oct 11 201540 Days for Life Vigil with the Bishop

Please join us for the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil with the Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone at the Greenville Women's Clinic located at 1142 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Time is TBD. Please contact the Office of Family Life for more information at FamilyLife@catholic-doc.org

Oct 14 201540 Days for Life Vigil with the Bishop

Please join us for the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil with the Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone at theCharleston Women's Medical Center.  This is located at the public right-of-way at 1312 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29407. Time is TBD. Please contact the Office of Family Life for more information at FamilyLife@catholic-doc.org


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Oct 17 2015All DayLiving a Joyfilled Marriage

Living a Joyfilled Marriage will take place at Charleston Catholic School in Charleston, SC. To register or for more information please call Gary Ludham at 843-364-2729. or email him at ludhamg@gmail.com, Cost: $100.

Oct 24 2015All DayMarriage For Life: Preparation/Enrichment

Marraige For Life: Preparation/Enrichement will take place at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, SC. To register or for more information, please call Deacon Bob and Donna Pierce at (803) 642- 9434 or email at rampierce@bellsouth.net.  Cost: $80

Nov 14 2015All DayGod's Plan for a Joyfilled Marriage

God's Plan for a Joyfilled Marriage will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia, SC. To register or for more information, please call Nettie Taylor at (803) 540-1906, Cost: $100.