Resources for Building Stronger Marriages

Check Out The
Retrouvaille Marriage Help Program


Check Out The
World Wide Marriage Encounter

  “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church
and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25

Learn more about a great parenting resource! - www.theparentingdare.com

Looking for support as a Father? Check out this resource! - www.strongcatholicdad.com

Looking for a retreat for your family to grow together? There is such a place….. 

Apostolate for Family Consecration
Catholic Familyland, Bloomingdale OH

Totus Tuus “Consecrate Them in Truth” Family Conference | September 21–23
As a family, be renewed in Christ’s love and get excited to share His love with those you meet back home. Learn more and register!

St. Joseph Work Fest | September 28–30
An opportunity to express your faith through service. Learn more here.

2019 Duc in Altum Youth Retreat | February 15–18
A retreat for young people who want to dive deeper in their relationship with God and experience His deep love for them. Find out more.

2019 Alone with God Silent Retreats | Men: March 21–24 | Women: April 4–7
A silent weekend retreat designed to refresh and inspire you on your spiritual journey. Find out more.

2019 Holy Family Fests | June 15–21, June 29–July 5, July 13–19, July 27–Aug. 2, Aug. 10–16
Grow closer to God and have fun as a family during this life-changing week. Check it out!


2019 mini Holy Family Fests | May 30–June 3 (AL), May 24–27 (IL), Aug. 8–11 (MO), Sep. 1 (NE)
Grow closer to God as a family, in a place close to home. Learn more    

This Mission Began
WITH AN ORDINARY FAMILY

Jerry & Gwen Coniker, Founders of the Apostolate for Family Consecration

Jerry & Gwen Coniker, Founders of the Apostolate for Family Consecration

  • Like many Catholic parents,…

    Jerry and Gwen Coniker desired to raise their children with strong values and solid faith. Yet, even though God was a part of their life, they failed to make Him the true center.

  • After a tragedy…

    that deeply shook the Coniker family, especially Gwen, some friends invited them to make a Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. It was only then that the Conikers began to understand the importance of a family life rooted in Christ and started to pray the daily Rosary as a family.

  • As Christian values in society continued to decline,…

    Jerry and Gwen also realized that the battle against sin was not political, but spiritual.

  • The Conikers thought…

    they could protect their family from the spreading moral decay by moving to Fatima, Portugal, where the Blessed Mother had appeared in 1917.

  • But after two years in Fatima,…

    it was clear that God was calling Jerry and Gwen to return to the United States to begin sharing Our Lady’s call to prayer, reparation, and holiness of life with other families.

  • Inspired by the message of Fatima…

    and seeking a way to strengthen and encourage Catholic families—including their own—to live and grow in the Faith, the Conikers began to ask for God’s guidance.

  • In 1975, after much prayer,…

    the Conikers founded the Apostolate for Family Consecration®.

  • During the ministry’s founding years,…

    Jerry and Gwen had sixteen personal encounters with Pope St. John Paul II and, with God’s help, established five international mission centers and a worldwide television network.

Coniker Family

Coniker Family

Gwen Coniker & Baby

Gwen Coniker & Baby