Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.” Most people spend months planning and many dollars preparing for their wedding. But how much time and effort do we spend preparing for what we hope will last 50 or 60 years—our marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend to plan for a sacramental marriage. It is designed to give couples the opportunity to talk privately, honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together—their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society—in a guided format. Cost of the weekend is $239 per couple, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on the couple’s marriage license in Tennessee. To receive a $60.00 discount you must attend a marriage preparation weekend within 1 year of purchasing the license.
Co-coordinators: Richard & Leslie Consoli firstname.lastname@example.org 865-671-1034
16-18 February 2018
13-15 April 2018
20-22 July 2018
12-14 October 2018
All weekends are held at the Holiday Inn Express-Lenoir City
This marriage-preparation program is designed to help the couple gain a better understanding of the joys and challenges of living the sacrament of matrimony in their day-to-day lives. The program will help the couple gain insights into their relationship and give them practical ideas and tools to smooth their journey and become the “Picture of Love” to each other. Cost of the program is $135, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on the couple’s marriage license in Tennessee. To receive a $60.00 discount you must attend a marriage preparation weekend within 1 year of purchasing the license.
RETREAT DATES FOR 2018
January 26/27, 2018 April 27/28, 2018 September 21/22, 2018
(7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Friday Evening and 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday)
St. Stephen Catholic Church
7111 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421
For more information contact: Marian Christiana – Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment at: 423-892-2310 or email@example.com
Unveiled: A Pre-Cana Program
is the Diocese of Richmond’s program for couples who are preparing for a lifetime of marriage together. This program is offered as a day-long Saturday reflection for couples that are preparing for a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church.
Each couple is given opportunities to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God. Couples are challenged to explore their relationship prayerfully, in a much deeper, more honest way than they have before. The session is divided into three main components – Communication & Intimacy, Theology of Marriage, and Spirituality of a Marriage.
Dates: 2016 Saturday, March 5, or Saturday, September 24
2017 Saturday, June 24
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: St. Anne Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, VA 24201
Fee: $160.00 per couple (all materials and meals are included)
Contact: Daniel Whitehouse 804-335-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Preparation in Spanish
January 28 or June 24, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm
St. Patrick Church in Morristown
$ 30.00 per couple
For more information contact
Hermana Maria Lina Ramos, MAG (423) 335 2915 o email@example.com