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"More than ever necessary in our times is preparation of young people for marriage & family life..."
-John Paul ii
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Mission
Synopsis: Couples and families come to the Church because they want something more than the world has to offer. They want something sacred, something permanent: a happiness that will not end, a love that will last forever. They come to the Church because she is the guardian of marital love. Our duty is to show them how the lofty vision of the Church is God's fulfillment of the very desires He has placed in their hearts.
      We meet them on their road to Emmaus and take the steps that lead them to a restoration of the Church's vision of marriage and the dignity of human life. We do this in a language that they understand without losing the integrity of the vision.


Why do couples come to the Church to get married? In the eyes of the world they don't even have to. The world says that they don't have to get married to have sex or to live together. So why do they still come? Why don't they listen to the world?

Unlike the rich young man in the Gospel many have done 'these things' of the world and not kept the Commandments and yet like the rich young man they still come to Church. Why? You know why. You must know the humanity you are trying to help. They come to the Church because they want something more than the world has to offer.

They want something sacred, something permanent: a happiness that will not end, a love that will last forever. They want to know they are not being deceived. They want to trust that this man or this woman will cherish the gift of themselves and that they will never be alone again. They want the Church to say that their union is "good," - so good it is holy. They come to the Church because she is the guardian of marital love. They can sense that she understands it in a way that they do not yet understand. They do not clearly see the dignity of the human person, the sacredness of marriage and the meaning of the child. And so they come to the Church.

And so what is our response? What is our duty to them? Our duty is to show them how the lofty vision of the Church is God's fulfillment of the very desires He has placed in their hearts. We show them in practical ways how this vision, their love and God's own love becomes incarnate in their flesh, in their child and in their daily lives.

We meet them on their road to Emmaus and take the steps that lead them to a restoration of the Church's vision of marriage and the dignity of human life. We do this in a language that they understand without losing the integrity of the vision. We state the theology, philosophy, and science clearly and put them into human form.