Family Life

Richard & Elaine Ybarra
Directors of Marriage & Family Life
(806) 792-3943 x. 232
Cell (806) 831-9068
Cell (806) 445-5510

The Marriage & Family Life Office objective is to build up the Body of Christ by promoting an authentic, Catholic vision of marriage and family life. We offer programs for marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, marriage intervention, and natural family planning, which reflects our vision. Each year we celebrate marriage anniversaries of 25, 50, and beyond at the Marriage Jubilee mass in October.

What Is Marriage? (from: Marriage: Love & Life in the Divine Plan, A Pastoral Letter by the Catholic Bishops of the United States ) Click here for the full letter or Click here for the Abridged Version

Couples interested in attending Retrouvaille need to register at the website and send the registration fee to: Diocese of Lubbock, Marriage and Family Life Office, 4620 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79416.

“Let us pray to the Lord and ask him to protect the family in the crisis with which the devil wants to destroy it. Families are the domestic church where Jesus grows in the love of a married couple, in the lives of their children. This is why the devil attacks the family so much. The devil doesn’t want it and tries to destroy it. The devil tries to make love disappear from there.”  ~Pope Francis

Programs offered:

Marriage Preparation:
- Catholic Engaged
Encounter (Brochure)

Marriage Intervention:
-Retrouvaille (Brochure) -Couselling @ Texas Tech 806-742-3074
-Couselling @ Catholic Charities 806-765-8475

Natural Family Planning:
-Couple to Couple League
-Ramiro & Cynthia Cerda
(806) 863-2061
-Nurturing Center
(806) 780-6853

Catholic Divorce Ministry

-Divorce Care
Rita Stevens (CTK) 806-792-6168
Diane Svoboda Holy Spirit 806-698-6400

Single & Parenting Contact Our Office for more information

Grief Share
Contact Our Office for more information

Marriage Enrichment:
-Worldwide Marriage Encounter (Brochure)-











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