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Family and Respect Life Contact:

Colleen Gerke
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100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131 voice
(513) 421-1582 fax

Colleen Gerke  x 2624
Bonnie Mack x 2623
Caron Bergen x 2653

Noreen Wendeln
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton OH 45414
(937) 222-0227 voice
(937) 279-9482 fax

Joshua Danis
119 East Water St.
Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 492-4449 voice
(937) 498-1193 fax


When a husband and wife accept the responsibility of parenthood, they become partners with God in creation.  Parenting includes not only the temporal well being of a child, but most especially, it calls for the spiritual nurturing of the child. Parents must regard their children as children of God and respect them as human persons. Catechism of the Catholic Church (2222).

Do you know the Four Tasks your family is called to accomplish? Click here to find out!


The Three Stages of Parenting with Purpose

To Parent with Purpose means making the intentional decision to raise your children in a way that best prepares them for their ultimate calling in life, their vocation.

Remote Preparation:

Birth to Adolescence

Proximate Preparation:

Teen to Young Adult

Immediate Preparation:



Parenting with Challenges

Parents who persevere over difficult circumstances deserve our prayers, our support, and our praise.

Single Parenting



Special Needs


Parenting with Faith

Give your family the best gift possible: a vibrant faith life grounded in deep relationships with Jesus Christ!

A Christian Vision of Family

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