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…


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


Anniversary Celebration

Who Should Attend? The Anniversary Celebration is an opportunity to honor long term marriage. Only couples celebrating these special anniversaries in 2013 are invited to attend:  25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or more years.    (Please Note:  Once you…


The Cor Seminar – LIVE!

December 6, 2014 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM St. Matthew Catholic Church 1773 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210 Join Christopher on an exhilarating journey into the Mystery at the “cor” of, well, everything… You will never see your life, your relationships, your faith, or the…


Together in Holiness

November 15, 2014 8am-1pm Altamonte Springs, Florida You don’t want to miss this…the first ever Together in Holiness offered in Florida! This half-day event for couples will help your marriage and family—not just to survive—but to thrive in holiness! The…

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…

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