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. 




The theme for the 2019 Respect Life Essay Contest is “Christ our hope in every season of life.”  Essays are due December 13, 2019. Guidelines for the essay contest can be found here.

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

Rise as One Marriage Seminar


Weekend for the Engaged Feb. 21-22, 2020 - Duluth

Weekend for the Engaged March 21-22, 2020 - Hibbing


Registration for 2020 weekends will open in mid-November 2019


Engaged Couples

For Your Marriage

Post Abortion Ministry

Humanae Vitae