Office for Marriage and Family Life

The Office for Marriage and Family Life provides various formational, educational, supportive, social and spiritual enrichment programs and resources for individuals, couples and families.


It is responsible for the following ministries:

  • Ministry to Engaged Couples (click here for more information)
  • View the 2017 Pre-Cana Brochure
  • Ministry to Married Couples and Families (click here for more information)
  • Ministry to Separated and Divorced Persons (click here for more information)
  • Ministry for Bereavement (click here for more information)
  • Ministry/Outreach for Women (click here for more information)

Contact  the Office for Marriage and Family Life for more information about any of our programs.  

 Rita McDowell, Director  Linda Jackson, Assistant

[email protected] 

 [email protected]

1626 North Union Street

Wilmington, DE  19806

(302) 295-0657 (phone)

(302) 573-6944 (fax)

 2017 Marriage Prep Brochure 


O God our Father, in Jesus you call all Christian families and homes to be signs of living faith.

By the light of the Holy Spirit, lead us to be thankful for the gift of faith, and by that gift may we grow in our relationship with Jesus, your Son, and be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy to all we meet.

In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.



Post-Cana is open to widowed, divorced, married and singles.  Come to a night of fellowship including dinner and dancing. 

Please contact Rita McDowell at 302-295-0667.



Bishop’s Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass


Bishop W. Francis Malooly invites all couples celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th wedding anniversary, or any anniversary beyond 50th, to the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at St. Joseph’s, Middletown,  at 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709.  There is no cost to you, however reservations are required.  Please make your reservations by October 10 by calling 302-295-0657