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).

Building Family Bonds during COVID-19


Looking for advice for Praying at Home, look here.

Looking for ways to build your domestic Church?  Look here for some tools.

For more COVID-19 faith-based resources, look here.





World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage 2022

Click Here to learn more and to register

(Due to COVID-19, the dates will change... the Pilgrimage will now take place in 2022, but the dates are not yet known.)


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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