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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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Women’s Conference

This year’s Diocese of St. Augustine Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, August 15 in Jacksonville, Florida at the Prime Osborn III Convention Center. Speakers include Sr. Miriam Heidland of the Society of Our Lady of the Most…

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2015 World Meeting of Families

What is the World Meeting of Families? The World Meeting of Families is an international event sponsored by the Pontifical Council on the Family and held every three years. It is the single, largest gathering of families in the world….

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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Join our email list to receive news, events, and updates about Marriage & Family Life and Respect Life ministry from the Diocesan Center for Family Life. Click Here to Subscribe You can also receive text updates by texting “DCFL” to 84576.*…

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