Marriage, Family & Relationships

The Marriage Family and Relationships (MFR) office exists to extend the pastoral and educational activities that the Church undertakes in relation to life, marriage and family issues. Particular attention is given to the promotion of a deeper understanding of the human person, human sexuality and the uniqueness of marriage compared to other forms of relationships. Relationship and sexuality education is an area of focus for the MFR team who offer a range of educational programs for students in Catholic schools as well as the parents of children approaching puberty.

School Programs – Healthy Relationships

The primary objective of our suite of school programs is to empower young people with information and skills to make positive relationship decisions.

The Marriage Family Relationships team presents students with a bigger picture about relationships and self-worth than what they can access from their peer group and media influences.

The team encourages young people to consider relationship and identity issues in the context of faith and what they want for their own future. Students are challenged to have high expectations of themselves and of the quality of their relationships.

The MFR team also offers Natural Fertility Education for couples wishing to achieve or avoid pregnancy, as well as for people simply wanting to have a better understanding of their fertility.