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


NFP Awareness Week

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlights the anniversary of the papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Latin for Of Human Life), which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. Natural Family Planning is general term for certain methods…


Next Level Catholic Men’s Conference

Take Your Faith to the NEXT LEVEL! The diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference returns to Jacksonville on August 23, 2014. Join hundreds of men from all over the diocese for a powerful day of renewal and inspiration with presentations by Fr….

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Youth Programs

Mother/Daughter Program Girls 10 – 12 and their mothers Saturday, September 6 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. St. Joseph Cody Family Enrichment Center, 4152 Loretto Rd. Jacksonville, FL >Click here to register >Click here for more information Father/Son Program Boys 12…

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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