Marriage and Family Life

Supporting Catholic Families
Marriage PreparationProphet Vicariate

The Diocesan Office for Marriage and Family Life

MArriage and family Life forms part of the Prophet Vicariate and serves the Bishop in promoting Marriage and Family Life (MFL) ministry in the Diocese, and encouraging development of the MFL ministry in parishes and pastoral areas.

Diocesan Mass Celebrating Married Life

The annual Diocesan Mass Celebrating Married Life is planned for 16th October 2021 at 12noon in Northampton Cathedral with Bishop David Oakley as Celebrant.   More details to follow in due course from the Marriage Mass Coordinators Eamonn & Paola McMorrow.

our main responsibilities

The three main areas where we provide guidance and signpost resources for Clergy, parishes and pastoral area MFL teams are:

The World Meeting of Families

Every three years since 1994, the Roman Catholic Church has gathered together. The next gatheirng will take place in Rome in the summer of 2022. Pope Francis has asked for each diocese to celebrate this festival at home.

In the mean time, please join us in the prayer for the World Meeting of Families.

Who We Are

Our Contact details

Mrs Sam Canning  – Chair of the MFL Commission/Co-ordinator

Eamonn and Paula McMorrow – Marriage & Family Mass Co-oordinators

Lewis Canning – Secretary

Joanna Hale

Paul Hale

Deacon Mick O’Leary

Nigel Stokes – Smart Loving 

Rose Stokes – Smart Loving 

Fr Joseph Udoh