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Pregnancy Resource Centers

If you have questions or are 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…

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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…

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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

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The Future of Marriage & Religious Freedom

The University of North Florida Catholic Ospreys and the Diocesan Center for Family Life are hosting a special, one-night presentation by Ryan T. Anderson on the future of religious liberty following the Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, this past…

40 Days for Life Fall 2015

40 Days for Life

September 23 – November 1, 2015 the vigil sites are Jacksonville A Woman’s Choice 4131 University Blvd. S. Jacksonville, FL 32216 7 AM – 7 PM daily Contact: Mary Catherine Damon 904.551.2619 cdamon@dosafl.com http://www.40daysforlife/jacksonville Gainesville Bread and Roses Center 1233…

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Women’s Conference

Relive the 2015 Diocese of St. Augustine Catholic Women’s Conference experience with CDs of the event! You can order a single talk or a collection of the entire conference. Media of the conference will only be available for a limited…

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 Staff Director Mike Day mday@dosafl.com…

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