Skip to main content

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
  • Couples and Individual Accompaniment
  • Marriage Enrichment resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • PRE-CANA REGISTRATIONClick Here                                     *Please complete the registration form and pay below.                                                                                                                            

Month of retreat

      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the Pre-Cana and Convalidation retreats


~~~~To request additional information or receive any updates, please contact the Family Life Office (956) 727-2140.~~~~



Visit this website to get ideas on how to plan your Catholic Wedding:



Wedding Anniversary Mass

If you would like to see pictures of the 2023 Wedding Anniversary Mass, please call the Family Life Office at (956) 727-2140



Theme for the 2022-2023 RESPECT LIFE CAMPAIGN: 

"Called to serve Moms in Need!"

"¡Llamados a servir a las Madres Necesitadas!"


2023-2024 Poster  Contest ~ Concurso de Posters 2023-2024

Details will be announced in August 


2023 Rosary Walk 
The Walk took place on Sunday, January 22, 2023. More details are on the flyer; click here



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:



Marriage Enrichment

 This website will give you tips if you are newly wed or married already


Parenting resources:

~~Susan Vogt's website: via  

        Lists daily tips for parents for bulletins and newsletters in English and Spanish

~~Teaching Catholic kids: 

        Free downloads, family faith ideas, feast day reminders, and more! 


Call or email CASA LA ESPERANZA.

(956) 635-0403

All services are confidential.



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 and ideas on stregthening your marriage and your family: "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 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