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Family Life


The mission of the Family Life Office is to be faithful to the diocesan vision by conveying Christ's message of love and mercy through the natural life cycle.

Our Diocesan Vision

Building unity within our diocesan community.   

This Ministry currently conducts educational and enrichment activities for:

  • Marriage Preparation in English and Spanish
  • Marriage Convalidations 
  • Natural Family Planning introductory class
  • Respect Life Awareness 
  • Marriage and Family Support
  • Individual Accompaniment
  • Pastoral Ministries visits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must follow the guidelines established by the state and local health authorities. Please contact the Family Life Office (956) 727-2140 to request information on the 2020 Pre-Cana schedule and to receive any updates.



~Life Chain 2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

~Theme for the 2020-2021 Pro-Life poster contest:  "Jesus shows us the Good News: Every Life is Precious"   Deadline: Friday, November 13th, 2020

~NEW: Pro-Life Prayer writing: Deadline October 23rd, 2020

~Essay competition for high school students deadline: October 9th, 2020


The Missionary Family Rosary
Join us in praying a weekly rosary with your family.  Each rosary prayed will be a spiritual rose presented to the Virgin Mary in a bouquet.  We will pray for our Pope, the universal church, world peace, the end to abortion and to for the respect of all human life.  For information, please contact Mrs. Ivonne Aguirre at (956) 744-8737 


External Links

For ideas and advice on family matters and marriage visit:

For resources to assist you or others on the painful process of Divorce visit:

For information onthe Natural Family Planning Method visit:  or

For information on the annulment process please contact: the Tribunal Department of the Diocese of Laredo

Contact Information

Pastoral Center
1201 Corpus Christi St.,
Laredo, TX 78040

(956) 727-2140
Fax: (956) 764-7842

Martha E. Miller
Family Life Director

Rosa María Ayala
Family Life Secretary

Very Rev. R. Anthony Mendoza
Respect Life Spiritual Director