The Family Life Commission was established under PAX in 1971. Down the years it has organised seminars on Ovulation Method (1973), Natural Family Planning (1976, 2004), Young Christian Couples Encounter (1996), Marriage Encounter Weekend (1986), Marriage Enrichment Seminar (1999), Familaris Consortio (2002), Family Life and Pastoral Counselling (2002). After the Congress on the Family in 2007, a secretariat was formed to coordinate the activities of the parish family life committees, to look into the revision of the syllabus for pre-marriage course. Two other supporting units have been formed: the Catholic Family Service Centre and the Marriage Tribunal Office, both based in Sacred Heart Parish Centre Karamunsing. The mission of the commission
- To coordinate activities of Family Life Groups in the archdiocese.
- To carry out surveys on Family Life.
- To promote deeper understanding on Family Life and Marriage.
- To provide information and to make recommendations to the Archbishop.
- To assist parishes on matters relating to Family Life Apostolate.
Archdiocesan Secretariat for Family Life
Lorong Hiburan 3, Taman Hiburan,
P.O. Box 10225, 88302 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Tel: 088-712297 Fax: 088-711222
In-charge: Mr Neil Mah firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Life Commission 2019-2021
Adviser: Fr Michael Modoit (2017)
Head: Sr Suzana Guntabid fsic
Members: Carmella E Ading, Daria P Kuriting, Athanasius Waky Taim, Hermes Sikajat, James Patrick, Linda Theresa Sidau, Neil Mah, Pauline Lantie Pinson, Sr Lucy Imbayan fsic, Susan Jill Shee
Catholic Family Service Centre (Counselling)
Room G4, Sacred Heart Parish Centre, Jalan Mentri, Kota Kinabalu
Coordinator: Mdm Carmella E. Ading