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

Recovering Origins

Recovering Origins is a new, unique two-day retreat for adults who are the children of divorced parents. Through reflection, discussion, and prayer, attendees will come to a greater understanding of the wound of divorce and its effects, advice concerning love…

Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming January 9, 2018 From Broken to Beloved: How One Adult Child of Divorce Found Healing through the Catholic Faith Presented by Dan Meola 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM > Click here to register Previous November 13, 2018 Celebrating Advent…

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…

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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