Pregnancy Resource Centers

If you have questions or in need of assistance, there are centers throughout the diocese who can help. Many offer pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, and other support. Search by county and contact a center near you for more information. Alachua County…

Marriage Preparation

Congratulations! Engagement can be one of the most exciting times of your lives – and rightfully so. You are preparing not just for a ceremony but for a lifetime together as husband and wife. By professing your vows before Christ…

Fertility Awareness

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle….

Upcoming Events

annulment workshop

Divorce and Annulment Workshop

Learn the truth… about the Catholic principles in these two areas and have your questions answered with straight forward responses.  Fathers Morgan and Palazzolo will discuss the myths and erroneous views sometimes perceived by Catholics about these two very important…


Christopher West Event

Saturday, May 24 St. Joseph Catholic Church 7:30 PM Join best-selling author Christopher West as he explores the ancient but forgotten truth that our deepest desires of body and soul are meant to lead us to the infinite, to God….


March for Marriage

On June 19th, thousands will stand united in our nation’s capital and declare with one voice… Why Marriage Matters! As Catholics, we know that marriage is a sacrament through which God blesses the union of a husband and a wife…

Our Mission

The family is the essential social unit. As “a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” (CCC, 2205) the family is that sacred wellspring in which human life is conceived and through which it grows to its fullest mental, physical and spiritual potential. To this end, the Diocesan Center provides programs to prepare couples for marriage, to support the family, and to build a culture of life.

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About Us

“The Center for Life operates on the caring and supportive principle that  life is sacred.  …it should be nurtured and protected above all else.” Sr. Catherine Norton, St. Vincent’s Medical Center “Mediscoop,” October 27, 1976 From its earliest days, the…

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