Marriage Enrichment Programs


Parish-Based Marriage Enrichment 

If you’re interested in finding or hosting a marriage enrichment program or event in your parish or deanery, call or email Danny May today and we’ll help you plan something that will not only strengthen your marriage, but also your parish and community as well.   

Grace Marriage
Grace Marriage is a discipleship pathway that equips couples to continue GROWING TOGETHER. In the Diocese of Owensboro, we focus a lot on marriage preparation, and we have tools for marriages in crisis, but it’s equally important to support healthy marriages and make them even better.  You can visit our Grace Marriage webpage to find parishes offering Grace Marriage and a form to fill out to be placed on our waiting list.

Building a Eucharistic Marriage
Building a Eucharistic Marriage is a 7-part online video series that connects 7 areas for therapeutically strengthening your marriage with 7 areas of deepening your relationship with Christ through the Eucharist. There are options for couples who want to purchase an individual copy for home use or for parishes who would like to purchase a license for running the video series at their parish. The Parish License comes with a leaders’ guide, unlimited participant guides, as well as advertising options and participant discounts on their own copy of the program. 

Parishioners in the Diocese of Owensboro can use this link to receive a discount code at checkout. 


“Together In Holiness Formation Series” By the John Paul II Foundation.
This is year-round formation where circles of five couples meet seven times a year, guided by short videos, with discussion and prayer. Each session is around 1 ½ hours. More information is available by visiting their website

The Marriage Course by Alpha
The Marriage Course is a FREE, skills-based series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Learn more by visiting the Marriage Course website.


Ministry to the Newly Married 

Agape Catholic Ministries has developed Ministry to the Newly Married, a mentoring program for the first five years of marriage where newlyweds meet with a mentoring couple to discuss a particular topic. This is a very affordable option for parishes. Read more by visiting their website.  

Online Resources

Marriage Disciples ™ (virtual coaching) – Presented by Alexander House

Couples reconnect with each other, grow closer through prayer, and improve communication as they learn God’s plan for marriage. Assigned Marriage Disciples will address such topics as improving communication, healing and forgiveness and living a Christ-centered marriage. Whether your marriage is fantastic or faltering, you will gain a renewed sense of hope and purpose for your marriage. Click here to read more.

More Resources

Here is a list of resources your parish is able to borrow from the Media Center at the McRaith Catholic Center. 

  • United in Love, United in Christ – a six-session marriage enrichment series intended for married couples to be used in small or large group gatherings, at home or a parish. The content of the program uses Sacred Scripture, the Catechism, magisterial documents, and quotations by holy men and women, as well as personal stories from couples who are striving to live out their marriage in Christ.
  • Six Dates for Catholic Couples DVD Series by John & Teri Bosio
  • The Beatitudes (follow-up to “Six Dates”) DVD series by John & Teri Bosio
  • Beloved DVD series by Augustin Institute. 12 sessions.
  • God’s Plan for a Grace Filled Marriage 5 DVD set by Ascension Press. 

Self Care: A Video Series With Abba Healing Services 

In this video, Danny talks with Ethan Bennett from Abba Healing Services about dealing with stress and anxiety in this time of uncertainty. (Click the button to the left to play.) 



In this second video, Danny talks with Ethan Bennett from Abba Healing Services about maintaining healthy marriages in the midst of a pandemic. (Click the button to the right to play.)