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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Pro-Life poster contest starts on September 16th,  2019

Video contest form click here
Life Chain  is scheduled for October 6th, 2019



Please contact the Family Office to request the 2019 & 2020 Pre-Cana Retreats dates and locations

Please contact your parish for information on the Convalidation Retreats.

Programs available in this Ministry


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