Programs & Ministries
Life and Family Support
Out of love for us, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, Jesus Christ, assumed human form by choosing to be born into a family. In so emptying himself to identify completely with our humanity, Christ’s coming among us conferred a unique dignity upon and raised awareness of the beauty and the importance of this basic unit which forms the core of all societies.
Elevated in Catholic teaching as “the domestic church” (Lumen Gentium, 11), and modelled on “His union with His Church” (Gaudium et Spes, 48), this Primary School of Life provides the first privileged locus of Encounter and teaching. To assist Families with their exciting, and at times challenging journey, we offer the following references to resources which have been designed to provide clear information and good guidance to parents as they strive to grow in knowledge and understanding of the gift of faith.
St. Andrew's Cathedral's Respect Life Ministry is faithfully and unapologetically pro-life, pro-family, pro-woman, pro-motherhood, pro-man, pro-fatherhood, and pro-God! For more information, visit their website at www.respectlifeministry.ca.
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family has excellent resources to assist families in their journey. Below are links to specific topics; you can also browse their website at www.colf.ca.
Diocese of Victoria Resources
Catholic Organization for Life and Family Resources
- Assisted Procreation
- Death Penalty
- Emergency "Contraception"
- End of Life
- Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
- Health and Conscience
- March for Life
- Organ Donation
- Natural Family Planning
- Theology of the Body