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. 


Upcoming Weekend for the Engaged Dates

We have restarted in-person Engaged Weekends.  Engaged Weekends are part of the preparation for couples as they approach the Sacrament of Matrimony.  Please register for one of these upcoming dates: 

Grand Rapids, October 23, 2021


Pandemic uncertainty 2022

Women of Faith Conference

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 8th annual Women of Faith Conference scheduled for March 2021 at Marshall School was cancelled. 

Men of Faith Conference

The Men of Faith Conference scheduled for February 20, 2021 was cancelled due to concerns and restrictions with the COVID pandemic. 


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Betsy Kneepkens 
[email protected]
Phone: 218-724-9111
Fax: 218-724-1056



Father Anthony Craig
[email protected]
Phone: 218-546-6559


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





October 23rd, Engaged Weekend Information and Registration-Grand Rapids

Marriage, Family and Life Resources:

For Your Marriage

Post Abortion Ministry

Humanae Vitae