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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)

Upcoming Events





Join us at our 4th Annual Married Couples Retreat!

Friday, September 29th at 6pm through Saturday, September 30 at 6pm                                                                          Austin, MN - St. Augustine Catholic Church and Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center


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Marriage Anniversary Mass

The Most Reverend John M. Quinn, Bishop of Winona, in recognition and gratitude of your years of marriage, requests the honor of your presence at the Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Mass: Sunday, October 29th, 2017.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will take place at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi 1114 Third Street SE, Rochester followed by a Light Reception with the Bishop including the presentation of Anniversary Certificates.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend!


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Peter Martin

Director of Life, Marriage, & Family

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