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The Family Apostolate

- Where Faith and Family Meet -


The Family Apostolate

The Family Apostolate in partnership with St. Philip Neri Catholic Church brings you:


A Pentecost Retreat

Refresh your soul and deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit for three evenings leading to the Feast of Pentecost. Immerse yourself in prayer, praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration and healing prayers. Confessions will be available all three nights.

We are blessed with a different reflection each night from Fr. Michael DeAscanis, Fr. Austin Murphy and Fr. Brian Nolan. Fr. Vincent Arisukwu will offer mass, meditations, and procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Don't miss out. Register soon as seating is limited.

Sacramental gift bags will be distributed.

Light refreshments served each night after the 6:30 pm mass

The event will also be live streamed.

The cameras will be turned off during healing prayers. 

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Giving life to abandoned children, one child at a time

The Family Apostolate is partnering with the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae in Nigeria because we believe that every person has infinite value and dignity as made in God's image. Our goal is to identify with the Mystical Body of Christ, to live out the Great Commission, "Go, make disciples of all nations." On the faces of these poor, hungry kids, we find Christ. We see in these orphans, the need to feed, clothe, and nourish the Body of Christ. We feel called to assist the sisters in their effort to bring the gospel values to God's littlest and most needy ones.



God is still actively calling men to Himself through the ordained priesthood. There isn't a shortage of vocations, only a shortage of means to achieving it. The Seminarian Project is a program that assists Nigerian seminarians who can't afford their seminary expenses.

As a family-focused mission, the Family Apostolate fosters vocations to the priesthood through prayer, mentoring, and provisions of financial and material assistance for these men. Our Lord gave His disciples the Great Commission before He ascended into heaven, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the very end of the age." The Family Apostolate strives to fulfill this Great Commission by supporting seminarians to the priesthood.

Please help us to accomplish this great task from the Most High Priest Himself. You can either make a donation or adopt a seminarian. Specific details to be unveiled in the near future.

Making disciples of all nations, one seminarian at a time


The Family Apostolate

Special Christmas Edition:


The Christmas edition of the Family Apostolate magazine shares stories of hope and healing. You will be inspired by the warmth of God's tender love, even during the many difficulties of the current COVID crisis.


 God speaks in the silence: The FA walked to feed the hungry in Africa during COVID. Get an inside glimpse of what made this charitable act such a joy.

How the light of my vocation shone in the darkness: Read the beautiful, heartwarming story of FA writer Meredith Rubeling and her entry into religious life during the lockdowns.

COVID19 the musings of a parish priest: Fr. Vin takes his readers through an insightful and touching walk through the lockdowns from a parish priest's experience.

Helping Hands

What we do at

The Family Apostolate



The FA works with engaged and married couples. We provide resources and support to help couples achieve the marriage of their dreams. We provide

on-going retreats for the spiritual enrichment of both engaged and married couples.



The FA publishes a tri-annual magazine on important issues facing marriage and family life. We feature articles, interviews, and family-oriented stories to teach and evangelize.


The FA offers opportunities for retreats helping Catholics to step away from the busyness of life. Through adoration, prayer, reception of the sacraments, music, guided meditations, and fellowship, we provide sacred spaces for the purpose of reconnecting with God.



The FA fosters vocations to the priesthood through supporting African seminarians, assisting them in their financial and educational needs. We invite you to support this crucial project by sponsoring our Seminarian Project.