Marriage Enrichment Opportunities

Mass and Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows with Bishop Stika

Bishop Stika to celebrate bilingual Masses throughout our diocese in honor of the Sacrament of Matrimony!

 The Diocesan Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment has planned
something special for all couples married in the Catholic Church and their families.

Three churches will host a Mass and luncheon honoring married couples.

Couples will have an opportunity to reaffirm their vows and receive a blessing. Commemorative certificates will be distributed at the luncheon and a photo of each couple with Bishop Stika will be taken and mailed to your home.  Masses for 2017-18

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Register by Thursday, August 3
St. Henry Church: 112-114, Highway 70 North, Rogersville, TN 37857

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Register by Thursday, November 2            
Holy Spirit Church: 10768 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Register by Thursday, February 1 
Immaculate Conception Church: 414 West Vine Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902-1327
Space is limited in all these locations, so register right away.
To register contact: Marian Christiana or 423-892-2310

  • your names as you want them to appear on the certificate
  • how many years you have been married
  • total number in your party for the luncheon


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!!
14 y 15 de Octubre, 2017
Agustin ♥ Vero Ortega 865-406-8297
Fermin ♥ Anita Cabrera 423-619-3658


Diocese of Knoxville Marriage Enrichment Retreat “United with Christ”
Strengthen your marriage and renew your relationship
Find a new lifestyle!!
October 14-15 2017
For more information contact:
Agustin ♥ Vero Ortega 865-406-8297
Fermin ♥ Anita Cabrera 423-619-3658

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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is for couples who desire a richer, fuller marriage. Since every ME logomarriage 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


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.

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