Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York



Dear Friends,

The Family Life Department of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is in the process of “Growing the Vision” of family life in our diocese. This is indeed an exciting time. Today’s families are faced with many problems, but we feel this is an opportunity for us to work together to strengthen our family life.

To quote our Holy Father from Familiaris Consortio, “Family, become what your are! When we experience families becoming what they are meant to be, we truly experience the life of God.”

Family life is holy not because it is perfect...but because God’s Grace is at work in it… setting out a-new everyday on the way of love.

Let us work together...to strengthen family life in our diocese.


About Family Life

Who We Are: The Office of Family Life offers resources to parishes and families throughout the diocese. These include enrichment and support services and contact with movements geared to the needs of families at various stages in the family life cycle.

May We Help?: Married? Divorced? Single? Engaged? Widowed? We can help. In addition, we also work closely with other ministries and offices, such as Natural Family Planning and Respect Life.

Our Commitment: The Family Life Office is committed to making resources available to parishes and individuals interested in developing Family Ministry as encouraged and promoted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

NYS Bishop's statement on marriage

“We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”

Psalm 78:4