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

Adventure into the Interior Life

Get new direction Find your true purpose Strengthen your relationships Find hope and healing Join with other adults for a retreat with Catholic author Rose Sweet (rosesweet.com). It will be a time away for prayer, quiet, inspiration, teaching, sharing, confession,…

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…

Rebuilding

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends This is a structured ten-week educational seminar for separated, divorced and widowed persons, which can be employed for rebuilding lives. The sessions are closed groups that study, discuss and pray together with absolute confidentiality and…

We’ve Moved!

We are excited to announce that the Center for Family Life has moved! The office is now at the Diocese of St. Augustine Catholic Center located at: 11625 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32258 Our phone number and contact…

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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

Staff Director Mike Day mday@dosafl.com Human Life and Dignity Office Director May Oliver moliver@dosafl.com Pastoral Care Coordinator/Divorced and Separated Ministry Beverly DeNucci pastoralcare@dosafl.com Administrative Assistant familylife@dosafl.com History From its earliest days, the Center  for Life (now known as the Diocesan…

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