Marriage Retreat

March 25-26, 2017

Waiting list to register: Call the Family Life Office at 270-683-1545

Mario Sacasa
Mario Sacasa

The Family Life Office is pleased to bring our married couples in the Diocese of Owensboro an opportunity to attend our Living the Gift of Marriage – Married Couple’s Retreat on March 25-26, 2017 at Lake Barkley Lodge in Cadiz, Kentucky.

This retreat is led by Mario Sacasa, a licensed marriage and family therapist and director of counseling services at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Mr. Sacasa applies St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to present day marital issues. He brings humor, story and lecture to this diocesan-based retreat to engage couples to see the great gift God has given them in their marriage and practical ways to love their spouse in their day-to-day encounters. Whether you are looking for Something to bolster your marriage or need tangible skills to help through some troubled times, this is the event for you. 

You can read more about him on his website.


There are two options to consider when registering for the retreat. They are as follows:

  • Tier 1 Pricing – $225 per Couple: includes one night lodging for Saturday, March 25; continental breakfast; lunch and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday.
  • Tier 2 Pricing – $300 per Couple: includes same as above but with one additional night lodging for Friday night, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. (This option is perfect for those traveling a little bit away and who want to make sure they are rested for the 8:30 AM start time of the retreat on Saturday morning.)

Retreat Schedule Snapshot


8:30-9:00 AM         Arrival and Registrations

11:30 – 1:30 PM    Lunch, Break

2:30 – 3:00 PM      Room check in for those not staying Friday night

3:15 – 4:00 PM      Confessions Available

4:00 – 5:00 PM      Vigil Mass/Sunday Obligation

5:00 – 6:30 PM     Dinner

6:30 – 8:30 PM     Social

9:15 – 10:15 PM   Silence – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


8:00 AM                 Breakfast

8:45 – 9:15 AM      Clear Rooms/Pack for Departure

10:30 – 11:00 AM  Closing and Departure

You can register and pay for the retreat below the map. For any more information, please contact the Office of Family Life at 270-683-1545.


Online Registration & Payment

Thank you for your interest in the marriage retreat. The deadline has expired to register. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Joe Bland or Charlotte Hedges at 270-683-1545. Thank you!