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Matrimony, Family Life & Natural Family Planning

Matrimonio, Vida Familiar y Planificación Familiar Natural


The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church.

- Pope Francis
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), 31


Welcome to the page for the Office of Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning of the Diocese of Dodge City.

Bienvenidos a la página para la Oficina de Matrimonio, Vida Familiar y Planificación Familiar Natural de la Diocesis de Dodge City.


We seek to equip persons and parishes with resources to fulfill their mission of evangelizing with joy.  Please check back frequently for diocesan events and tips to strengthen marriages and families. 

Buscamos equipar a las personas y parroquias con recursos para cumplir su misión de evangelizar con alegría. Por favor, vuelva con frecuencia a los eventos diocesanos y consejos para fortalecer los matrimonios y las familias.


Matrimony Family Life NFP (Fertility Awareness)
Prayers Events Documents & Links


Christ entrusted man to the Church; he entrusted man to her as the way of her mission and ministry. Of all the many paths that man walks, the family is the first and most important. It is a common path to all, yet one which is particular, unique and unrepeatable just like every individual is unrepeatable 

Pope John Paul II

(Letter to Families), 2 

Celebrate Marriage

Celebra el Matrimonio

Celebrate World Marriage month (February) by downloading the Word of Life monthly resource! It has a variety of materials for couples in all stages of marriage. It is available in both English and Spanish. We highly recommend the Virtual Marriage Retreat. Find out more on our Events tab.


Pilgrimage Opportunity

Oportunidad de Peregrinación


The Diocese of Dodge City will be offering a pilgrimage to this event! Please contact the Office of Matrimony, Family Life and Natural Family Planning for more information. This event is English only.

A pilgrimage to the Archdiocese of Kansas City is being planned for April 4 - 5.  A caravan of vehicles will depart from the Cathedral and travel North to tour the Holy Cross Shrine in Pfeifer, as well as the Basilica of St. Fidelis (Cathedral of the Plains) in Victoria where tours will be given.  At 7pm that evening, the group will attend a speaking event in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, featuring Christopher West and Mike Mangione.  On the morning of April 5th, after a tour and rosary at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Kansas City, the group will journey home. A flyer, as well as more information is available on the website.

For more detailed information, click on the following link:  Made for More Pilgrimage to KC.pdf

Christopher West and Mike Mangione will present their powerful evening of music and reflection called, “Made For More”  More info at

This same event was held in Topeka, Kansas, one year ago and had 1100 people fill a Catholic HS Gym.  It was a spectacular event for HS students and parents and all adults!  


The Rosary + technology = A multitude of prayers

El Rosario + tecnologia = Una multitud de oraciones


“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” - Saint Padre Pio 

Connect with people of all ages around the Dodge City Diocese from the comfort of your home.


 It’s easy:

• Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign-up.
• Look for a reply email with instructions to download “Zoom” and how to connect (it’s free!).
• You will receive an email link on your device at 8 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Click on the link.
• You will be connected with others from around the diocese as we pray the rosary to promote a culture of life.
• This prayer will conclude no later than 8:30 p.m.
• All individuals, groups, and ages are invited to be a part of this group.


“In truth I tell you once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.” -- Matthew 18:19


The Domestic Church

La Iglesia Domestica

Parents are called to lead their families as a Domestic Church.  Answer the questions at the end of the video to consider how you are passing on the Faith to YOUR family at home.

Los padres estan llamados a guiar sus familias como una Iglesia Domestica. Conteste las preguntas al final del video para considerar como esta pasando la Fe a SU familia en casa.


English Version

 Spanish Version


   Janeé Bernal 

Director of Matrimony, Family Life and Natural Family Planning
(620) 227-1529



Diana Ramírez 

Curia Intern
(620) 227-1546



Diocese of Dodge City

910 Central PO Box 137 Dodge City, KS 67801 | 620-227-1500

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