One of the goals of the Office of Marriage & Family Life is to ensure there are a wide variety of opportunities to enrich marriages both on the diocesan level and parish level.
Virtual Marriage Enrichment
“Be Light” Year of Belonging – Presented by Witness to Love
Be Light: Year of Belonging by Witness to Love is the first year of a five year movement to draw married couples closer together in Christ while being transformed into family missionary disciples. The Year of Belonging highlights twelve Witness Couples from around the country exploring various topics that unpack the Sacrament of Matrimony. Belonging (the first of five years for the Be Light Series) will be released on the first Thursday of each month. The couple testimony video will be supplemented with an additional video of a priest or deacon covering the same topic released on the 2nd Thursday of the month, a podcast on the 3rd and will wrap up with a music event on the 4th Thursday of each month.
Registration is FREE and each series will be released via the Witness to Love App and via registered participants email.
“[email protected]” – Presented by Grace Marriage
Many couples in the Diocese of Owensboro enjoyed the Grace Marriage @ Home quarantine date night sessions. Those at-home sessions were so well received that Grace Marriage has decided to offer Grace Marriage @ Home date nights once a month from now on with a monthly membership plan. For $13/month, couples get a date night session each month with a teaching video and discussion guide, additional resources emailed every two weeks, and online community support. Click here to subscribe to Grace Marriage @ Home.
(*** Couples already in quarterly Grace Marriage coaching groups will receive Grace Marriage @ Home sessions as an added membership bonus.)
Self Care: A Video Series With Abba Healing Services
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.
Marriage Coaching Groups
Join a Grace Marriage coaching group. Click here to be taken to our page with more information and a registration form.
Parish Based Marriage Enrichment Programs
If you’re interested in finding or hosting a marriage enrichment program or event in your parish or deanery, call or email today and we’ll help you plan something that will not only strengthen your marriage, but also your parish and community as well.
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.
Existing Parish Based Programs
Couples in Christ retreat at Sts. Joseph & Paul, Owensboro (Quarterly)
That Man is You Men’s Group at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church (Thursday Mornings)
Men’s Group at St. Mary’s Whitesville (Wednesday Nights)
Men’s Group at Holy Spirit, Bowling Green (Monday Nights)
Women’s Group at St. Jerome, Fancy Farm