SIX DATES for Catholic Couples – HAPPY TOGETHER

Home of: SIX DATES for Catholic Couples, andThe BEATITUDES: A Couples Path to Greater JoyOur books and programs are designed to help Catholic Parishes support married couples with programs that have a positive message about marriage and are grounded in our Catholic Tradition.  They are great resources for the YEAR OF FAITH.                                                                                    John and Teri Bosio

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Greater Expectations: Don’t settle for too little in marriage, life – Greenwich Citizen

…There is a Gospel reading that includes some men who reflected a similar attitude, although their concern was not passing a course in school. That part of their lives had long since faded. They were grown men now, dealing with grown-up issues. One of those concerns was marriage. Apparently, they had been a part of that sacred institution for some time. In any case, they had learned that it was not all fun and games.

Sooner or later, all married couples make that discovery. And then they have to decide how to deal with it. There are basically three options. One, you can endure it. Two, give up and quit. Or, three, work at making their marriage something good and beautiful…

via Greater Expectations: Don’t settle for too little in marriage, life – Greenwich Citizen.

– The Gift Foundation – Programs : The Sacrament of Marriage Seminar

TSOM-200WThe Sacrament of Marriage Seminar consists of a series of 11 videos. These videos can be watched on their own or embedded into your own marriage enrichment or marriage preparation class or seminar…

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Longest Married Couple Project Winners Announced by Worldwide Marriage Encounter – Christian Newswire

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), the original faith based marriage enrichment program in the United States, announced today the national winners of the 2013 Longest Married Couple Project are John and Ann Betar of Fairfield, CT.  They have been married 80 years as of Nov. 25, 2012…

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What the Second Vatican Council taught about marriage and why it matters | DioSCG

2ndVatCouncil_logoDuring the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict asked Catholics to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism so that they may deepen their knowledge of the faith. In response to the pope’s call, I have set up a discussion board at http://www.thills.org/C5/YOF/ and I plan on using this space to reflect on the Council’s teaching as it relates to personal vocation, starting with the most common vocation–marriage.

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Become trained as a facilitator for Within Our Reach-8 Hours

Become trained as a facilitator for Within Our Reach-8 Hours.

Upcoming Trainings:

Feb. 23-24 (Sat. and Sun.) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Location: the Ayres Boutique Suites Hotel in Ontario (204 North Vineyard, Ontario CA 91764).  The hotel can be reached at (909)937-9700. (For a flier with more information, click here).

April 27-28 (Sat. and Sun.) from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Location: the Comfort Inn and Suite in Oakland (8452 Edes Ave., Oakland 94621). The inn can be reached at (510) 568-1500. (For a flier with more information, click here).

FLYERS available at Healthy Relationships CA. Please distribute.

Holy Matrimony | Catholic Prodigal Son Ministry

holymatrimonytopFirst, what is the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony? What does this Sacrament do?

Marriage was instituted by God Himself in the Garden of Eden and restored to such — raised to the dignity of a Sacrament — by Jesus Christ in the New Covenant. The Sacrament’s external sign is the…

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