The Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Duluth, in collaboration with other diocesan and community ministries, is devoted to building up the Body of Christ by promoting a Catholic vision that celebrates and encourages the sacredness of love, marriage, family and the dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. This Office engages the faithful through marriage preparation and enrichment as well as pastoral support services through educational initiatives and other programs. This Department seeks to serve as a resource that invites all people to embrace the Gospel message and the freedom that ultimately follows.
RESPECT LIFE ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
The annual Respect Life Essay Contest sponsored by the department of Marriage, Family and Life of the Diocese of Duluth has begun. The essay contest strives to promote middle- and high-school students' ability to articulate the arguments for respecting life. This year's theme is "Live the Gospel of Life." Students in middle school, grades 5-8, and high-school, grades 9-12, are eligible. All submissions should be postmarked by Dec. 18th. Information for the contest was sent to pastors, parishes, and Catholic schools in the diocese. You may also see the contest guidelines and poster under "Links" on this page. Contact betsy kneepkens at (218) 724-9111 or [email protected] with any questions.
NO BUS TO MARCH FOR LIFE ST.PAUL
The Diocese of Duluth will not sponsor a bus to the Capitol for the Annual March for Life instead a "Virtual March" is planned for Jan. 22, 2021. We do not encourage people to come to the Capitol building, which is shut down. Some MCCL chapters will hold local in-person gatherings, and we encourage everyone to view our Virtual March for Life at noon on Jan. 22—you can watch on , this website, and elsewhere as we commemorate the lives lost to abortion.
Pandemic uncertainty cancels 2021
Women of Faith Conference
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 8th annual Women of Faith Conference scheduled for March 2021 at Marshall School has been canceled.
Men of Faith Conference
The Men of Faith Conference scheduled for February 20, 2021 has been cancelled due to concerns and restrictions with the COVID pandemic.
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