The mandate of the Family Life Secretariat is to promote and assist Catholic Family life in the Diocese of Mendi. This is coordinated with the Family Life Secretary who is assisted by Family Life Teams that are established in all the parishes. The Family Life Secretariat works with the Caritas Secretariat in promoting the protection of children. It also is involved with programs of awareness and action against domestic violence. Family prayer is encouraged as an important way of bringing the family together, following the well known saying, "The family that prays together, stays together."