Family Ministry

Recognizing the Blessings of Family Time

We asked Catholic families around the Diocese of Albany to tell us in their own words how the COVID-19 pandemic gave them a newfound appreciation of family time and a deeper commitment to their faith. We’re hoping that these personal witness videos will encourage and inspire you — and remind all of us that we don’t have to go back to business as usual.

Watch for video testimonials from families across our diocese by following our Marriage and Family Life Facebook page.

For more information, or to submit a video, please contact Tom Cronin, Advisor to the Bishop for Evangelization, at thomas.cronin@rcda.org or Mary Fay, Associate Director of Marriage & Family Ministries, at mary.fay@rcda.org.

Latest Videos

The Baker Family
The Baker family shares some moments of a pretty summer day reflecting on the Blessings of Family time. #familyblessingsrcda
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Eli and Miranda
“We have been reevaluating our needs vs. wants... family time is a blessing.” #familyblessingsrcda
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Family Life

Resources and support is available for healthy family relationships, family as domestic church, family prayer and Catholic devotions. Family ministries programing includes parenting, Communication workshops for all ages, Catholic identity and tradition workshops. 
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany seeks to enhance the parish’s role of support and partnership with families. In working toward that goal, consultations are provided to parishes in best practices that engage the generations and empower families in their sacred mission.

Please contact Mary Fay at mary.fay@rcda.org