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Family Life

Mission

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

    PRE-CANA REGISTRATION: Click Here  to complete the registration form, and pay below. 

Month of retreat

              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.

 

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2021-2022 EVENTS IN THE PRO-LIFE PROGRAM:

*Poster Contest

*Writing a Pro-Life Prayer

*Essay

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Theme for the 2021-2022 RESPECT LIFE CAMPAIGN

"Help us, Saint Joseph, to be the defenders of life!" 

"Ayúdanos, San José, ¡Para ser defensores de la vida humana!"

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~~Last Year's Winners of the Pro-Life contests~~

*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

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

https://sites.google.com/dioceseoflaredo.org/adult-faith-formation-laredo/home?authuser=0#h.q6feg9fn20ua

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

https://sites.google.com/dioceseoflaredo.org/adult-faith-formation-laredo/home#h.h233c5sioxq8

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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. 

 

~~~~~FOR INFORMATION ON THE ANNULMENT PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT: THE TRIBUNAL DEPARTMENT OF THE DIOCESE OF LAREDO

 

External Links

*For ideas and advice and ideas on stregthening your marriage and your family:
www.usccb.org "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)                                                                     www.usccb.org 

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

*For information on the Natural Family Planning Method visit: www.thebillingsovulationmethod.org  www.familyplanning.net  or www.BOMA-usa.org.

*For information on the Year of Saint Joseph, visit the Vatican News webpage: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-12/pope-francis-proclaims-y...

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Pastoral Center
1201 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX 78040

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


Martha E. Miller
Family Life Director
mmiller@dioceseoflaredo.org

 

Very Rev. R. Anthony Mendoza
Respect Life Spiritual Director
franthonym@dioceseoflaredo.org