Marriage Ministries

Whether you are just beginning preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage, you are looking to strengthen your marriage, or your marriage has come to a painful end, we are here to help and assist you to see God present in your life.

 
 
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Engaged Couples Ministry

A process for discernment and preparation for a lifetime marital relationship. Engaged couples are asked to meet with the Director of Family & Adult Ministry six to nine months prior to their desired wedding date. Participation in a pre-marital assessment and a marriage education seminar are required.

 
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Married Couples Ministry

Provides opportunities for marriage enhancement and offers skills for fostering healthy marital relationships through communication, effective conflict resolutions, family of origin issues, finances, marital spirituality, marital intimacy, etc. (Please note that weekend retreats and seminars are also available for couples who are struggling in their marriages.) Please contact Mary Robinson to learn more, marobinson@stjosephcc.net or (972)692-4586

 
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Convalidation of a Civil Marriage

A process for a “new declaration of intent” in the Catholic Church. It has previously erroneously been referred to as a “blessing” of a civil marriage. A marriage enrichment seminar and a marriage enrichment assessment are required prior to the convalidation of the marriage. The next workshop will be held Saturday, February 24th, 2018 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Pre-registration is required; cost is $100. To learn more or to register, please contact Mary Robinson, marobinson@stjosephcc.net or (972)692-4586

 
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Divorced, Separated, or Widowed Ministry

A support process is available to assist persons who are struggling in these areas to move toward healing and personal and spiritual growth. Referrals to weekend retreats, seminars and other resources are available. To learn more, please contact Mary Robinson, marobinson@stjosephcc.net or (972)692-4586

 
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Annulments

A process for persons who have been previously married whether married in the Catholic Church or not. All previous marriages must be reviewed by the Catholic Church’s Marriage Tribunal office prior to a marriage in the Catholic Church. The process offers an opportunity for healing and reconciling with the Church. There is NO CHARGE to introduce a case.