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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 Retreats
  • Convalidation Retreats
  • Natural Family Planning classes
  • Respect Life Awareness Program
  • Marriage Support Program and Individual Accompaniment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Contact the Family Life Office to request the 2020 Pre-Cana dates and locations

Please contact your parish for information on the Convalidation Retreats



~Life Chain 2020: October 4th, 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 the latest article on pro-life matters read the article written by Mr. Hector Vargas in La Fe magazine.

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