Married Couples Retreat

Forever & Always: Married Couples Retreat

The Office of Marriage & Family Life is offering two retreats at an affordable rate exclusively to Catholic School, Parish, and McRaith Center staff & spouses as a way to honor your ministry and service to the Diocese while also strengthening your marriage.

The family is the foundation of the Church, and marriage is the heart of the family. Whether you work at a Catholic School, a parish, or at McRaith Center, you constantly give and sacrifice for others. This is a chance for the Office of Marriage & Family life to give back to you by investing in your marriage. Consider this a “thank you” for your service in ministry to the people of the Diocese you serve.

The Forever & Always retreat is a balance of prayer experiences, skills-based workshops, and breaks for downtime presented by the marriage ministry team for the Diocese of Owensboro.  It’s our goal that you walk away refreshed and encouraged, but also ready to use some new communication skills and tools that will make your marriage better than ever.

Come Get Away

These retreats will be a chance to recharge, reconnect, and strengthen a few communication skills while you’re at it.  We intentionally booked these retreats in spring and fall for beautiful weather in a lodge with views overlooking the lake.

The Office of Marriage & Family Life wants to invest in your marriage, so we are covering a portion of the expense of this retreat to make it affordable to you and a blessing to your marriage.


Cost is $100 per couple which includes two nights in the lodge, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday.


Choose whichever weekend fits your schedule best. April 12-13, 2024 Barren River State Resort Park or November 8-9, 2024 Rough River Dam State Resort Park. Space is limited to 40 couples at Barren River and 30 couples at Rough River and will be reserved on first come-first-serve bases for Catholic school, parish, or Diocesan employees (and their spouse). Register early. We do expect these retreats to fill up.



*Dinner is on your own. Couples can either eat dinner on the way, or in the lodge restaurant when you arrive.

6:15-6:30 pm – Check into rooms

7:00 pm – Retreat begins in the Conference Room

9:00 pm – Social Hour (Optional)



8:00 am – Breakfast opens served in dining room

9:00 am – Morning prayer and opening session in conference room

12:00 Noon – lunch

2:00 pm – Afternoon break

3:00-6:00 pm – Afternoon session

 6:00 pm – Supper

6:30 pm – Retreat concludes after supper Saturday evening 

Couples are welcome to travel back home, or they can opt to stay Saturday night to make it a two-night event, however, there is no programming or Mass planned at the venue. Below you can find the closest Parish to the venue to catch Mass as you depart on Sunday.

Rough River, November 2024
St. Anthony the Abbott: 6:30am & 10:00am OR St. Mary of the Woods: 8:00am



November 8-9, 2024 Retreat @ Rough River