Marriage Enrichment

“A committed, permanent, faithful relationship of husband and wife is the root of a family. It strengthens all the members of a family, provides best for the needs of children, and causes the church of the home to be an effective sign of Christ in the world.”
“Follow the Way of Love,” a Pastoral Message of the U.S. Bishops to Families.

Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions.

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MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - This program, the original faith-based marriage enrichment program, is a viable enrichment for married couples, whether they have been married for a very short time or for a number of years. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is designed for good marriages to make them great marriages. Weekends are held in the Orlando area and occasionally near Melbourne. Couples may contact John and Jeanny Busacca at (407) 529-8782 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to begin the application process and get further information. Or you can apply online at www.wwme.org.

RENOVACIÓN CONYUGAL - A weekend marriage enrichment retreat, in Spanish, designed to help couples strengthen their relationships and marriage while sharing their values with other couples. For more information and registration, please call 407-690-0700 or visit their website at www.renovacionconyugal.org.

Renovacion Conyugal Weekends may be used in place of Spanish Convalidation Workshops if scheduled Convalidation Workshop dates are not convenient for Spanish Speaking couples who have been married for over two years. Contact the Office of Family Life at 407-246-4930. 

Willie_and_gigiRETROUVAILLE – This program is for troubled marriages where separation or divorce is a possibility or has already occurred. Retrouvaille is a weekend retreat with a series of in-depth presentations given by a priest and team couples. There are follow-up sessions, which the participants are invited to attend. Couples are taught skills to help put the past behind them and begin “rediscovering” one another. For information contact Frank and Phyllis Milmore at (407) 977-8136. All names and information are kept completely confidential. Visit their website at www.retrouvaille.org. Click here to download a brochure about Retrouvaille.

MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT – Held annually at San Pedro Center. This retreat brings married couples together to laugh, share and pray together focusing on a specific topic relevant to today’s married couple. Visit their website at www.sanpedrocenter.org

Marriage SPA—Spiritual, Practical & Affirming!
The Marriage SPA is a fun, interactive, informative day, planned and facilitated by professionals and trained personnel for the purpose of Marriage Enrichment. The purpose of the SPA is multifaceted: It is Spiritual, Practical and Affirming. It was created by the Family Life Office in an effort to provide, inexpensive, Catholic faith-based, marriage enrichment for couples married for any length of time and it's continuation at the host parish.

At the SPA three presentations are given: Building Intimacy Through Resolving Conflict, Celebrating Differences and Reviewing the Vows. Between the presentations couples meet and build community with other couples who share the same values and concerns.

If your parish or Marriage Enrichment group would like to host a Marriage SPA, please contact the Office of Family Life & Pastoral Care at 407 246-4865.

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