Office for Family Life and Spirituality

The most beautiful thing God made is the family, Pope Francis tells us. Our office works to lift the life and spirituality of today’s families at all stages, building their faith at home and the Church itself.

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Wendy Baez
Associate Director
Phone: (858) 490-8295
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Janelle Peregoy
Associate Director, Separated and Divorced Ministry
Phone: (858) 490-8292
jperegoyEmail at
Vivian Toscano
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8299
vtoscanoEmail at

“I thank God that many families, far from considering themselves perfect, live in love, fulfill their calling and keep moving forward ... There is no stereotype of the ideal family, rather a challenging mosaic made up of many realities, with all their joys, hopes, and problems.”
-- "The Joy of Love,” Pope Francis