The Catholic Church holds marriage in the highest regard. By living out their sacrament, married couples enrich the Church and the world. This is no easy task and it requires total commitment. For this reason the church insists that couples enter into a preparation process that will make available to them the tools needed to begin their life together.
Couples wishing to be married here at St Joseph first meet with Fr Mike for about 45-60 minutes.
Once they complete an online marriage prep survey, they meet 3-4 times with a mentor couple from the parish who have been trained for this ministry.
Engaged couples are also expected to participate in an Engaged Encounter weekend. Dates and other info is available on Facebook... or at weekend.eespokane.org .
The final step is to meet once again with Fr Mike.
How much time will you spend with your spouse today?
Some studies say that the average couple spends only 20 minutes a day together. Do you need to increase face time?
On your wedding day, you promised to love each other for better or for worse. What is a "for better" that your spouse has made in your life? Share it before you go to bed tonight.
For more tips and resources to stengthn your marriage, visit http://www.foryourmarriage.org
Marriage Encounter weekends are designed for couples with good marraiges. They provide a communication technique that helps to live closer, more intimate life together. It brings back the romance into your marriage. Using the communication skills learned, you continue to improve your relationship. All married couples are encouraged to attend a weekend.
Contact Person: Ken & Cheryl Nagle 922-9813
Stress in your marriage? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frusterated, or angry in their marriage. Most don't know how to change the situation or even communicate the conflicts with thier spouse. Retrouvaille is NOT just for couples whose marriage is on the verge of divorce or considered irrevocable broken; it is for any couple who would like to rediscover their marriage and improve communication. For emotional testimonials visit http://www.Retrouvaille.org