Office of Marriage and Family Life | Diocese of Lansing

Office of Marriage and Family Life


Family, and the marriages they are built upon, are communities of life and love and affect practically every aspect of our lives. In our families we experience life’s greatest joys and its greatest sorrows. We strive to assist and accompany families through every aspect of life, from the early days of engagement, marriage, and children, all the way through the stages at the end of life. We believe that thriving families are essential because “the future of the world and the Church…passes through the family.” (St. John Paul II)

We’re continually working hard to assist you at living out the beautiful call to family life. In these pages you’ll find the diocesan guidelines for marriage preparation, links to learn more about family planning, events focused on strengthening your marriage and becoming a better parent, and resource pages to help during difficult moments like divorce, bereavement, or overcoming addictions like alcohol or pornography.


Thank you for accessing our page. If you need additional assistance beyond what is provided here, feel free to call (517-342-2471) or email any time.

God Bless You,
Richard Budd
Director of Marriage and Family Life



Marriage Preparation

Class schedules, requirements and other information

Marriage Enrichment

Opportunities for improving your marriage


Assistance in healing and learning more about Church teaching


Opportunities related to marriage and family life


Questions? Please contact Richard Budd at 517-342-2471 or email


Calendar of Events

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