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"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. -Mother Teresa"

Please note: For questions about an upcoming wedding or other wedding information, contact your local parish office, or the parish where you plan to have your wedding.

Continuing the vision of the 2nd Synod of the Diocese of Reno the Office of Marriage and Family Life supports parishes in  ministering  to families to promote the Sacrament of Matrimony, provide for stronger marriages and families,  and accompany those who are preparing for marriage.

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Deacon Joseph Bell, Director of Marriage and Family Life.  775-372-9786

One Minute Prayer for Couples:

Upcoming Events

  • Life Giving Wounds Online Retreat for Adult Children of Divorced or Separated Parents.

Information and Registration:

  • A Virtual Marriage Encounter

The Marriage Encounter experience is a heart haven that helps you listen, share and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It's just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.  Starting October 22, 2020    7 sessions on :  Oct. 22, 25, 29.  Nov. 1, 5, 8, 12   Thursdays  7pm and  Sundays 2pm Learn more at

  • The Catholic Moms Summit

November 13-15, 2020

You'll discover...

  • How to balance your never-ending obligations and expectations.
  • Why inadequacy, guilt, and regret plague all of us, and how to move past these robbers of joy.
  • How to avoid overwhelm and actually recharge!
  • What’s really at the root of a general feeling of unhappiness and what to do about it!
  • Practical step-by-step advice on parenting, marriage, work, health, prayer!
        ... and much more!

For more information and registration go to:

  • My House Workshop

If You've Had Enough, There is Hope

The My House Workshop for Men is a 3-day confidential, intensive for men striving to overcome and heal from unwanted sexual behaviors.  It is geared to maximize your investment of time and money, as it will enhance the work you might have started or jump start your journey towards healing.  Information and registration at:

Help for divorced Catholics:

Natural Family Planning

For help or information concerning Natural Family Planning:

The Couple to Couple League

For more information contact Mark and Gail in Carson City at (775) 841-4631 or

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Families

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,  make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.