Marriage Preparation and Enrichment



Natural Family Planning Awareness Week
July 19-25 2020
This year’s theme is
Live the Truth and Beauty of God’s Plan                                                             for Married Love

Learn More About NFP Week Here




2nd Annual Call to Love Marriage Conference
“Theology of the Body” and Marriage

“Wives should be subordinate to their husbands in all things…” And now the rest of the story.

Discover the beauty of the marital bond as God designed it. 

Saturday, August 8, 2020 Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Hall

Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, SSL

Director of the Office of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville will offer three talks on Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” and how better understanding the teaching can enrich your marriage.

$25.00 per couple (lunch included) Each couple will receive discount coupon for Paraclete Catholic Books and Gifts

Registration/payment due by Friday, July 31, 2020

Online registration/payment option

To register by mail send check payable to: Diocese of Knoxville
Diocese of Knoxville
Attn. Karen Byrne
805 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Contact: Deacon Al Forsythe or (865) 806-1343


12:00 PM  Greeting / Opening Prayer
1:00 – 2:00 PM    SISTER ANNA  MARIE
Introduction to Ephesians 5 
~Break 15 minutes~
2:15– 3:15 PM   SISTER ANNA  MARIE
Sacrament and Mystery, Covenant and Grace 
~Break 15 minutes~ 
3:30 – 4:30 PM    SISTER ANNA  MARIE
Sacrament and “Redemption of the Body”
 Closing remarks

Recommended resources:



TOB AT THE MOVIES by Christopher West

For children: The Body Matters series from TOBET Press


Love and Marriage in the Time of Covid-19, by Peter Jesserer Smith at NCR

FREE Program for Couples

As we all cope with COVID-19, the dangers it brings and the inconveniences it causes us, we need to remember to hold on tight to our most important connections, the people we love. We cannot let the stresses we experience harm our relationships. One of these is the relationship between husband and wife and together, our role as parents.

To help you stay connected and remember what is important in life we offer this program free of charge. Watch it together with your spouse. The program consists of 4 short videos about the virtues that help us keep sanity in our life: Prudence, Justice, Courage, and Temperance.

If you like the program, let others know and if you find it helpful drop us a note at: We like to hear from you!


Because of this, we have decided to make this popular marriage enrichment program available to all couples free of charge.

We pray you are well and safe.
John and Teri Bosio

To access this free program, click>>


Marriage Preparation

The Diocese of Knoxville’s marriage-preparation process aims to help engaged couples more fully understand the church’s beautiful vision of marriage and equip them with the information and tools necessary to deal with the day-to-day joys and struggles of married life. If you’re planning to get married, begin your marriage preparation process by contacting your local parish. The links on this site provide an overview of the journey you will undertake to look beyond the wedding day and on to the lifetime of joy that awaits you both:

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment opportunities will re-energize your marriage and deepen your commitment to your covenant bond. Couples are encouraged to take quality time to enhance their communication and build a stronger marital and family foundation. Programs are designed to benefit couples of all ages and at all stages.

Click here to find out >>52 Ways to Support Marriage in Your Parish

FOR YOUR MARRIAGE: An initiative of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops