Family First is a ministry that seeks to empower parents as leaders in the home/domestic church. Family First offers insight into all stages of child development and Catholic parenting as well as marriage enrichment. We support the faithful living out of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony as well and seek to encourage families to recognize family life as a true ministry.

Family First offers the following programs throughout the year:

Mom to Mom; a weekly Catholic parenting discussion group, (childcare included).

Make it a Date; After Saturday evening Mass, connect with other couples focusing on marital “topics” then head out to a date with your spouse to discuss the topics.  

Advent By Candlelight; an event for women to prepare their hearts and minds for Advent. To learn more about the 2023 program, click here.

Family service; various family service projects appropriate for all ages. 

Playgroup; meet other preschool-aged families and “talk shop” on the playground.

Family enrichment workshops; building family mission statements etc. 

Education; parenting resources to support families as they build their domestic church.

For more information on programs see our Tapestry slideshow here.

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Links to Information

Resources for the Family

Family Enrichment Workshops

Mission Statement Workshop (click here to view)

Family First is pleased to share materials produced by the Diocese to create a Family Mission Statement.  A family mission statement is a written, statement that articulates the goals, purposes and work of a particular family, and it is inspired by values and Catholic virtues.  The hope is to strengthen our parish families to help them define their God-given purpose.   Click the link above to begin your Family Mission Statement. 

“Your positive impact on the generations to come will be directly related to the ministry you have in that little place called home.”

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.”  – Mother Teresa


Questions, please reach out to Gracie Dziewiatkowski at or Sara Norton at