Marriage and Family Apostolate
Strengthening Catholic marriages and families through prayer, fellowship, and catechesis.
If you are married, engaged, and/or parents please join our Marriage and Family Apostolate! The group focuses on fellowship, Catholic formation, and Eucharistic prayer.
The group launched in December and meets 1-2 times a month.
Join our communication channels below to learn about upcoming events! We look forward to meeting you soon!
OUR REGULAR MEET-UPS
First Friday of the month Mass 12 noon, followed by Rosary and fellowship at the Library Playground on 10th Ave.
Family Park Day one Sunday a month. Contact leads Maggie or Christina to learn more about days and times.
All are welcome!
UPCOMING EVENTS: Friday, August 5: First Friday Mass 12:00 pm followed by Rosary & fellowship at the Richmond Library playground on 9th ave. Pack lunch, a blanket, sunscreen. Sunday, August 14: Park Day 2-4pm @ Presidio Wall Playground Bring a blanket, snacks, water, and a Rosary. We'll pray the Divine Mercy chaplet at 3pm for the protection of mothers and preborn babies. Sunday, August 21: Monthly Family Lunch after both morning Masses Join us for a delicious meal and fellowship. Gather in the schoolyard after Mass and we'll walk over to the Holy Family House's Family Lounge. Please reply to this email so we know how much food to order. SAVE THE DATE: Together in Holiness Formation Series Beginning Sunday September 18: Post-Mass Monthly Lunch, video series, & discussion hosted in the Family Lounge at Holy Family House. Food and Childcare provided. Registration details to follow. For general information: https://thformation.forlifeandfamily.org Together in Holiness 1-Day Marriage Conference Saturday Oct 22nd in Redwood City. Childcare provided ($5/child for the whole day!) Register here: https://forlifeandfamily.org/form-page-th22-sfca/ INSPIRATION FOR LIVING HOLINESS IN MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE: Read: Father, The Family Protector - below are 2 excerpts from this little gem "If history has taught us anything, it is the astonishing resilience of human nature and the power of family love. People of passionate love and principled convictions can endure any hardship and surmount any obstacle. Nobody needs to be a victim of his past. Love endows power and direction to life and makes anything possible. Any normal man holding his child in his arms can find the strength to become a great father and a great man." In looking at the wisdom of good fathers, the author states that they possess: "First, a basic, broad understanding of a parents main mission, to build strong character in their children, and how savvy parents make this happen in family life. Second, an understanding of how a father's main role is to protect his wife and children from harm, not only now but also later in life. That's what he's there for. Third, an understanding of how a man of integrity strives to unify his life - to be the same person, a responsible and respected leader - both at work and at home." Listen: 16 minute sermon How to have a happy marriage Brown Scapulars for babies? Believe it or not they're out there! Check out little Fulton sporting his scapular onesie below, gifted by his Godmother Lily Sin (soon to be "Sin-less", as she'll be married to Kailash Duraiswami in December (please pray for them during their engagement)! You can pick up these cute little scapular onesies in pink, blue, or yellow here!
Meet some of our Members
The Sullivan Family on the left (Christina Sullivan Marriage and Family Apostolate co-lead), Fr. Joseph Illo pastor, and The Maleski Family on the right.
Simon Takita and Maggie Takita (Marriage and Family Apostolate co-lead) on their wedding day at Star of the Sea.