Marriage Retreats and Programs
Currently on hold; please check back this summer!
The Marriage Preparation Program is for engaged couples who plan to be married in the church. A priest/deacon, marriage coordinator or a satisfied couple who have already experienced the benefits of the program usually refer those interested to us. The program offers input from the viewpoint of married couples and clergy. The focus is on the importance of understanding both the commitment required and the development of skills needed in living out the covenant of a sacramental marriage. The first session provides an opportunity for the couples to discuss honestly with each other, with facilitators and peers, issues associated with family living, communication, finances, the Christian understanding of sexuality, the sacrament of Matrimony and the role of married couples in both Church and society.
The Marriage Preparation Program is a full day of presentations, private couple time and small group discussions. The second day of the program is held one year after the couple has been married when they are invited back to discuss their first year of Marriage.
• Lunch is provided as well as all supplies needed for the program.|
• The day will end with Mass.
• A certificate is provided at the end of the day.
Facilitator: Thomas Griffith, SVD