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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

  1. To coordinate activities of Family Life Groups in the archdiocese.
  2. To carry out surveys on Family Life.
  3. To promote deeper understanding on Family Life and Marriage.
  4. To provide information and to make recommendations to the Archbishop.
  5. To assist parishes on matters relating to Family Life Apostolate.

Archdiocesan Secretariat for Family Life 


Catholic Archdiocesan Centre
Jalan Sang Kancil 3, Karamunsing
88300 Kota Kinabalu Sabah
Tel: 088-203300,  088-276006   
Fax: 088-203292

In-charge: Mr Neil Mah                         013-8798415

Family Life Commission  2019-2021
Adviser: Fr Michael Modoit
Head: Sr Suzana Guntabid fsic

Catholic Family Life  Counselling Service 

Coordinator:  Pn Daria Joseph            T: 012-8996562

Counselling Ministry


Kota Kinabalu Ecclesiastical Tribunal

Priest in charge     :
Rev Wilfred Atin
Tel:                                   088-711009/088-715804
Notaries     :                 Mdm Susan Shee, Mdm Victoria Voon

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