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Family Life


The mission of the Family Life Office is to be faithful to the diocesan vision by conveying Christ's message of love and mercy through the natural life cycle.

Our Diocesan Vision

"Building unity within our diocesan community"   

This Ministry currently conducts educational and enrichment activities for:

  • Marriage Preparation in English and Spanish
  • Marriage Convalidations 
  • Natural Family Planning introductory class and Individual Follow-Ups
  • Respect Life Awareness educational material and activities
  • Marriage and Family Support Program
  • Couples and Individual Accompaniment
  • Marriage Enrichment resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • PRE-CANA REGISTRATIONClick Here                                                  Please complete the Pre-Cana registration form, attach your picture identifications,           a copy of your Paypal payment, and send them to:                                                                                                                           

Month of retreat

      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on the Pre-Cana and Convalidation retreats

~~~~To request additional information or receive any updates, please contact the Family Life Office (956) 727-2140.~~~~


Visit this website to get ideas on how to plan your Catholic Wedding:


Wedding Anniversary Mass 2024 was Saturday, February 10th at San Agustin Cathedral in Laredo.


Congratulations to the Pro-Life Poster Contest Winners 2023-2024!                                                                                                                                                                                     *Jose Angel Esparza (Grand Prize Winner)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Diego a. Rodriguez (High-School Winner),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *Luna Rodriguez (Middle School Winner)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Madelyn A. Sanchez (Elementary School Winner)


2024 Pro-Life Rosary and Mass
The 2024 Pro-Life Rosary and Mass and Rosary was Sunday, January 21st, 2024.

Please contact the Family Life Office if you have any questions.


For continued growth in Your Catholic Faith, register for a class offered by the Pastoral Institute:

If you are interested in joining a Diocesan Movement, click on the link below to find different active groups:



Marriage Enrichment

 This website will give you tips if you are newly wed or married already


Parenting resources:

~~Susan Vogt's website: via  

        Lists daily tips for parents for bulletins and newsletters in English and Spanish

~~Teaching Catholic kids: 

        Free downloads, family faith ideas, feast day reminders, and more! 


Call or email CASA LA ESPERANZA.

(956) 635-0403

All services are confidential.


The Missionary Family Rosary
Join us in praying a weekly rosary with your family.  Each rosary prayed will be a spiritual rose presented to the Virgin Mary in a bouquet.  We pray for our Pope, the universal church, world peace, the end to abortion and to for the respect of all human life.  For information, please contact Mrs. Ivonne Aguirre at (956) 744-8737. 




External Links

*For ideas and advice and ideas on stregthening your marriage and your family: "For your Marriage" section.

*To receive updates, newsletters, and ideas to promote human life from the moment of conception to natural death, visit the Pro-Life page of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)                                                            

*For resources to assist you or others on the painful process of Divorce, visit:

*For information on the Natural Family Planning Method visit:  or

*For information on the Year of Saint Joseph, visit the Vatican News webpage:





Contact Information

Pastoral Center
1201 Corpus Christi St.
Laredo, TX 78040

(956) 727-2140
Fax: (956) 764-7842

Martha E. Miller
Family Life Director


Very Rev. R. Anthony Mendoza
Respect Life Spiritual Director