Marriage, Family and Life



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.   


Upcoming Events

Weekend for the Engaged

We have restarted in-person Engaged Weekends.  Engaged Weekends are part of the preparation for couples as they approach the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Upcoming Engaged Weekends:



 Adventure Race

Sign up for a fun adventure run - marathon, half-marathon, or 5K,  to help support Catholic schools in the diocese.  The races take place in Hoyt Lakes, about an hour north of Duluth, on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

Click here to register! 

For more information or questions, contact Jim Koepke at [email protected].  


Catholic Family Camp

The second annual Catholic Family Camp weekend will be held July 29-31 at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, Minn. Families will enjoy camping experiences with other Catholic families at Big Sandy Camp. Activities include swimming, games, Mass, bonfires, archery, prayer, laser tag, and more. Adults and children from the same family will room together in the lodges or in their own tents or RVs. Children ages 2 and younger may attend free with their families. Meals are included for Saturday and Sunday. Friday night dinner will be a grill-out, with families contributing food. Scholarships are available.

Click here to register for Catholic Family Camp!


Women's and Men's Conferences

The 2022 Women's Conference and the 2022 Men's Conference were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the ongoing unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are placed on hold for future conferences.  Safer options to deliver a different but similar experience are currently being explored.  Stayed tuned for futher updates. 








Betsy Kneepkens
[email protected]
(218) 724-9111


Fr. Anthony Craig
[email protected]

Diocese of Duluth
Office of Marriage, Family, and Life
2830 E. Fourth St.
Duluth, MN  55812



Engaged Couples

For Your Marriage

Bereavement Support for Parents Who Suffered a Child's Loss

Post Abortion Ministry

Humanae Vitae

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