Marriage & Engagement
Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat with other engaged couples providing talks, discussions and time alone together to plan for a sacramental marriage. Engaged Encounter (required for all couples preparing to marry in the Lincoln Diocese) helps couples on topics such as honesty and openness in relationships, sexuality, the Sacrament, and NFP.
Catholic Marriage P.R.E.P. aims at enhancing a couple's relationship by teaching effective communication skills. Open to all couples, P.R.E.P. is required for those preparing for a convalidation of their civil marriage, who are preparing to enter a second marriage, or who are advanced in years, and are not planning to attend an Engaged Encounter weekend.
Marriage Encounter offers enrichment weekends for couples to grow in loving communication, a program of Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
Retrouvaille is a program to help couples with marital problems to heal and renew their marriages. A weekend experience with follow-up sessions for troubled marriages, helping rebuild loving relationships.
Joy & Hope Anniversary Mass is an annual Mass & reception for all married couples. At this Mass special recognition will be given to those couples celebrating 10, 25, 40, and 50 years or more who have registered with the Family Life Office. Family guests are welcome! Suggested donation of $10 per couple to cover reception costs appreciated. Mass will be held at 11:00am at Cathedral of the Risen Christ on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 with Bishop Emeritus Bruskewitz celebrating. Please reserve your spot no later than Feb. 6th by calling the Family Life Office at 402-473-0620.