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. Note:…

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

Marriage Building Initiative

There has been some positive news about marriage in Duval county. In 2016, the divorce rate dropped by 17.6%! There were fewer divorces last year in Duval County than in any previous year on record, dating back to 1970. We…

IJF Party

It’s Just Fun (IFJ), a ministry of the Diocese of St. Augustine, presents: The Spirit of the Sixties The 9th Annual IJF Anniversary Party November 10, 2017 7:00 – 10:30 PM Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall 545 A1A…

Catholic Days at the Capitol

Join fellow Catholics from around the state January 30-31, 2018 as they gather in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol! Participants attend a legislative briefing on issues prior to scheduled meetings with their elected officials. A luncheon…

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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