Marriage Enrichment Opportunities


Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM



Podcast discusses sacrament of marriage and Theology of the Body

In her latest episodes of Scripture and the Spiritual Life, Sister Anna Marie McGuan discusses the sacrament of marriage, the unity of husbands and wives, and St. John Paul II’s Theology of Body. The talks were originally for the Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment’s Call to Love Conference and can help couples understand the call to make one another holy.  You can listen to the first of the three-part series here.


The Virtues Free videos to help couples in isolation

In these trying times of social distancing and forced closed proximity with family members, tensions can rise in our relationships that are destructive to the marriage and the family. This is a time for us to remember the importance of four important virtues in our life: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance. The absence of these is detrimental to any relationship. To the extent that we practice them we build up our relationships within the family and beyond.

Moderation and prudence, justice and fortitude… nothing in life is more useful than these.” Wisdom 8:7

We at SIX DATES want to share four short videos on these virtues to benefit all couples locked up in their homes feeling bored or stressed or anxious. We offer these videos FREE during this COVID-19 crisis.

John and Teri Bosio

Stay at Home Resources for Leaders and Families

As social distancing and school closures continue, many families and church leaders are looking for ways to enrich their domestic churches, support others, and continue group initiatives virtually. We’ve compiled some of the best resources and tools in one page.

Virtual Resources for Social Distancing>>

Newlyweds in the Time of Coronavirus

Can you imagine spending almost all your time with your spouse during the first few months of marriage? Many newlyweds are doing just that!

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Bishop Richard F. Stika’s message to married couples Taking care of your marriage from the very beginning should be a priority. However, the seasons and cycles of marriage bring change. Those early days of dating, with long talks and feelings of being so close that nothing could ever be more important than each other, make way for family life and children, maintaining a home, jobs, career changes, and all the many challenges that occur in daily life. Today’s couples express a desire for a deep friendship and good communication with their spouse. They want to feel connected at the deepest level of their covenant bond. Sometimes they wake up one morning and say, “What happened?” This can happen early in marriage, during the middle years of raising a family, when they are experiencing the “empty nest” transition after the children leave home, or in their senior years. Couples want to appreciate all that they have in their lives and to recapture the deep friendship, great love, and oneness that are the desire of every married person’s heart. Marriage-enrichment opportunities offer couples a chance to deepen their spirituality, improve their communication, work on financial issues, break old patterns of hurt, and learn to forgive.

Retiro de Enriquecimiento Matrimonial

“Unidos con Cristo” de la Diócesis de Knoxville Fortalezca su matrimonio y renueve su relación de pareja ¡¡Conoce un Nuevo Estilo de Vida!! 16-17 Mayo, 2020 ó 21-22 Noviembre, 2020 informes: Fermin ♥ Anita Cabrera 423-619-3658   Inicia Sábado: 7:00 a.m. Completar su registro 8:00 a.m. Misa Lunch y cena incluidos Termina el domingo: 5:00 p.m. con Misa

Desayuno y lunch incluido Costo por pareja $250.00 + $95.00 si desean llegar desde el viernes Los retiros en 2020 son en: Por determinar El cupo es limitado a 25 parejas. Les recomendamos que se registren cuanto antes. Su registro se confirma con su depósito no reembolsable de $100.00. UcC 2020-forma de inscripción sp.

A very special couple weekend experience of caring, renewal, affirmation, enlightenment, emotion, fun and much more!


The mission of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is to proclaim the value of Marriage and Holy Orders in the Church and in the world.
Revival of the Knoxville Marriage Encounter Community

To love is a decision, and we all need continued support in making that decision in our marriages.  We learn from and give support to one another! If you have made a Marriage Encounter in the past, we would like to invite you to join the revitalized Knoxville community to again experience the joy of your Weekend. We are hoping to hold a Weekend in the Knoxville area, and we need you to help us be able to share the gift we’ve received with others.  God calls us to call others!  For details, contact Jack and Angel LaBate at or 678-232-0080

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is for couples who desire a richer, fuller marriage. Since every marriage can be improved, even the best marriages can find new meaning and deeper joys through Marriage Encounter. Place: Atlanta Marriott Peachtree Corners Time: Begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and concludes on Sunday about 4:00 pm. Information: and registration application Contact: Roger-Annie Borrello or 678-242-9963