Marriage & Family Life
About Marriage and Family Life Ministry
Summer “Stay-cation” for Married Couples
You may have planned your summer vacation but have you planned your Stay-cation for Marriage? Why not set aside time with your spouse to laugh, to learn and to grow your love while you enjoy a day of reflection on Marriage as a Vocation? Choose one of 3 destinations for your Stay-cation:
St. Therese, Wrightsville Beach, July 13, 2013 - Led by Deacon Stephen and Adrienne Yates
To register visit: https://event-wizard.com/events/summerwrightsvillebch/
St. Thomas More, Chapel Hill, August 3, 2013 - Led by Deacon Stephen and Adrienne Yates
To register visit: https://event-wizard.com/events/summerstthomasmore/
Good Shepherd, Hope Mills, August 10, 2013 - Led by Deacon Pat and Pat Snyder
To register visit: https://event-wizard.com/events/summergoodshepherd/
Your day of reflection will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost of $30 per couple includes morning hospitality, lunch and snacks. Payment is due upon registration. Treat yourselves to a day just to enjoy each other and the gift of your marriage! Sponsored by the Office for Marriage and Family Life. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Your Marriage
Learn what the U.S. Bishops are saying about marriage: www.foryourmarriage.org.
The Marriage and Family Ministry office of the Diocese of Raleigh offers the following programs and resources to engaged couples preparing for marriage:
Retrouvaille means recovery. Retrouvaille is a weekend experience designed to help a couple re-establish communication and to gain insight into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Couples do not share with others on the weekend. The Retrouvaille Weekend offers those experiencing problems within their marriage a fresh way of looking at their marriage. These are not counseling sessions but peer ministry in its best form. After the weekend couples are provided with a follow-up series. The weekend starts at 7pm on Friday and lasts until 6pm on Sunday. There are six post-weekend Saturday sessions lasting from 1pm to 4:30pm. On-going support is available after that if the couple desires it. For more information please call: 1-800-470-2230 or visit the web site at www.retrouvaille.org; or contact Bill & Luann Roche, Coordinators for Retrouvaille of NC, at (434) 793-0242 or email@example.com.
Catholic Charities provides counseling services for those with troubled marriages. Download info: Word | PDF
The Third Option
The Third Option is an ongoing support group/program for marriages. It combines skill building, mentor sharing and a support group. Designed for troubled marriages, it can help ALL marriages.
The Third Option is not counseling. It is facilitated by trained volunteers. The Third Option is a skill-based group program. Each session stands alone so couples can start anytime in the process. We encourage couples to attend every session if possible.
There is no cost for the program. Attendance is not limited to couples. One person may attend.
Sessions are found at the following locations:
Please check the event calendar for upcoming sessions at all locations. For more information, email Adrienne Yates, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Bedo, retired director of Marriage and Family Life talks about programs offered to help couples with troubled marriages (WMV)
The Catholic Center
Department for Catholic Formation and Evangelization
Office for Marriage and Family Life
7200 Stonehenge Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27613
Adrienne Yates, Director
For questions and information about our Marriage Preparation Workshops contact:
Mary DiSano, Marriage Preparation Program Coordinator