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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 and Individual Follow-Ups
  • Respect Life Awareness educational material and activities
  • Marriage and Family Support Program
  • Individual Accompaniment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


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           FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the Pre-Cana and Convalidation retreats


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 or receive updates.




~Theme for the 2020-2021 Pro-Life poster contest:  "Jesus shows us the Good News: Every Life is Precious"  

**Poster Contest Winner:::Isabella Pici

**Pro-Life Prayer Writing Winners:::Elise Paredes (English Category) and Humberto Garza (Spanish Category)

**Essay Competition for High School Students:::Elise Paredes from Saint Augustine High School


For continued growth in Your Catholic Faith, register for a class offered by the Pastoral Institute:

If you are interested in joining a Diocesan Movement, click on the link below to find different active groups:


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 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 the 2021 National Marriage week, visit and tips and ideas on stregthening your marriage: "For your Marriage" section.

*To receive updates, newsletters, and ideas to promote human life from the moment of conception to natural death, visit the Pro-Life page of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)                                                            

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

*For information on the Natural Family Planning Method visit:  or

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

*For information on the Year of Saint Joseph, visit the Vatican News webpage:





Contact Information

Pastoral Center
1201 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX 78040

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

Martha E. Miller
Family Life Director


Very Rev. R. Anthony Mendoza
Respect Life Spiritual Director