Life, Marriage and Family

Marriage and family are fundamental to the life of the Church and society. The Church therefore provides programs to prepare people for marriage, to enrich marriage and family life, and to help couples who are experiencing difficulties. The Church also promotes natural fertility services as positive alternatives to the destructive contraceptive mentality of our times. Natural fertility programs offer couples greater intimacy, awareness of one another, and respect for their mutual gift of fertility. These services and the Respect Life Office also promote in schools respect for life and the Catholic understanding of the proper roles of chastity and fidelity in the expression of human sexuality.


Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services

Promotes and supports Catholic understanding and teaching on marriage and natural family planning.  Provides marriage preparation and enrichment courses, relationship education and counselling services.

Click here for full details of courses for marriage preparation and ongoing marriage education.

Director: Derek Boylen
Newman Siena Centre
33 Williamstown Road, Doubleview WA 6018
Telephone: +61 08 9241 5000
Fax: +61 08 9241 5020

Respect Life Office

Promotes the dignity of the human person from the moment of conception until natural death.  Provides materials and talks for schools, parishes, groups and the media and is a resource for the Diocese on pro-life matters.

Executive Officer: Ms Bronia Karniewicz

Catholic Pastoral Centre, 40A Mary Street, Highgate WA 6003
Telephone: +61 08 9422 7999
Fax: +61 9328 2833



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