life, marriage & family

Office of Life, Marriage & Family


The Office of Life, Marriage & Family promotes the Dignity of the Human Person as made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1, 27).


Pope Francis calls for a year of St. Joseph: December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021


Register now for the 7th Annual Married Couples Retreat in February, 2022!  Click here to learn more and to register!





World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage 2022

Click Here to learn more and to register


Register now to reserve your place!


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Respect Life

Think you might be pregnant? Confused, scared or overwhelmed? Need help? Visit, call 800-712-HELP or text HELPLINE to 313131 to get free, confidential help in English or Spanish. They can also connect you with the local assistance you need. Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, 800-222-5859


Divorce Ministry


Religious Liberty


Stand with Cathy for Conscience Rights

Open Your Hearts to Life!

Maggie’s Story

Jeanette’s Story: 15 Years Later


Peter Martin

Director of Life, Marriage, & Family

55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Phone number: 507-454-4643 x273