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

Engaged Weekends are part of the preparation for couples as they approach the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Upcoming Engaged Weekends:



In need of hope and help for your struggling marriage? Retrouvaille is an international Catholic movement that holds retreats and aftercare support for couples striving to rebuild their relationship.  For information about their organization and a link to dates and retreat locations can be found on the link below


Women's and Men's Conferences

The 2022 Women's Conference and the 2022 Men's Conference were canceled 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 further 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

Post Abortion Ministry

Humanae Vitae

Resources: Pornography

Bereavement Support for Parents Who Suffered a Child's Loss