Marriage, Family and Life



Mission Statement

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. 


March for Life St. Paul

The Diocese of Duluth will be sponsoring a bus bound for the annual March for Life in the Twin Cities on January 22nd to the State Capitol. The day will begin with 7:00 am Mass at St. Mary Star of the Sea in Duluth. The group will be boarding the bus after Mass to head down to the Twin Cities. Register here.


Women of Faith Conference

The 8th annual Women of Faith Conference will be March 28, 2020 at Marshall School. Click here for more information.

Contact Information

Betsy Kneepkens 

[email protected]                 

Phone: 218-724-9111                                    
Fax: 218-724-1056



Father Anthony Craig

Fr. [email protected]



Diocese of Duluth
Marriage, Family, and Life
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812




Upcoming Events

January 22, 2020 - St. Paul March for Life 

March 28, 2020 - 8th annual Women of Faith Conference

2020, February 21st and 22nd Engaged Weekend Information, Duluth

2020, March 21st & 22nd Engaged Weekend Information, Hibbing

2020, April 18th and 19th Engaged Weekend Information, Crosby

2020, June TBD Duluth

2020, October TBD Hibbing




Engaged Couples

For Your Marriage

Post Abortion Ministry

Humanae Vitae