St. Joseph Alexandria

Office of Family Life

Marriage1Getting Married?
Have you started your Marriage Preparation (Pre-Cana) yet? Part of your requirement is to attend a Conference for the Engaged. They fill up quickly, so please sign up a few months in advance! For more information, please call the Office for Family Life at (703) 841-2550 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/marriage_engaged.php. Before registering, please get approval from your marriage preparation priest or deacon.

Upcoming 2013 Conferences for the Engaged with Openings:
Saturday conferences are held at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna from 8:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Woodbridge Conferences meet 3 consecutive Thursdays at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. For more information or to register, please call the Office for Family Life at (703) 841-2550 or visit www.arlingtondiocese.org/familylife/marriage.php.

Vienna Conferences:

• September 21 (Second Union component)
• October 19
• November 2 (Second Union component)

Quick and Easy Online NFP Instruction from Marquette University
Pinpoint ovulation with greater accuracy with the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor. To learn more about the Marquette Model of NFP, visit http://www.marquette.edu/nursing/natural-family-planning/model.shtml.

Learn Natural Family Planning (NFP)
The Couple-to-Couple League offers NFP classes throughout Northern Virginia. Classes consist of three, 3-hour sessions spaced one month apart. Total cost for course and materials is $160 per couple (Spanish courses are $55). For more information or to see upcoming classes, visit www.nfpvirginia.com. For virtual classes, visit http://register.ccli.org/virtual.

Marriage Help
Is your marriage in trouble? Retrouvaille can help; please call (703) 351-7211 or visit www.helpourmarriage.com.

Hope & Healing

Do not be afraid, for nothing is impossible with God … now is the time to make peace with your past. If you need confidential help after abortion, call 1 (888) 456-HOPE (4673) or (703) 841-2504, or e-mail info@helpafterabortion.org.

Monthly Holy Hours to Pray for Conversions and Healing After Abortion
Join us for a monthly Holy Hour prayer for an end to abortion and the healing of our culture. Prayer can change hearts and minds and transform our nation. The Intercessory Prayer Mission meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary of Sorrows Historic Church, Rt. 123 and Fairfax Station Rd. in Fairfax Station. Praise and worship led by Deacon Marques Silva.For more information, call (703) 841-2755.