Congratulations on Your Engagement!
The Catholic Church and your diocesan community supports couples to help them stay centered on Christ and form strong, lasting marriages.
Living Marriage as a Sacrament
This program is held at St. Timothy Parish, Union, on two consecutive Saturdays with large group presentation, private couple interaction, and small group discussion. The focus is on a couple’s relationship and the beauty and importance of the Sacrament of Matrimony. Time: 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Cost per couple is $100.
Upcoming dates for 2024 are:
Jan. 27 and Feb. 3
April 20 and 27
June 15 and 22
Sept. 28 and Oct. 5
***For more information and to register for Living Marriage as Sacrament, Click Here.
For any questions, please contact Eric and Lauri Nienaber at [email protected].
St. Timothy Parish
I-75 to Florence/Union Exit (180). South on US 42 approximately 4.4 miles. St. Timothy is on the left, across from Ryle High School.
Catholic Engaged Encounter
The weekend retreat offered by the Cincinnati-Covington Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) ministry offers couples a unique opportunity to look at their commitment to each other in a deeper way as they prepare for marriage. Free from the pressure and distractions of the outside world, couples are given 30 plus hours to honestly and intensively dialogue about their prospective lives together. Two married couples make up the presenting team and share brief stories about their marriages and the impact of the Sacrament of Matrimony on their lives, with the goal of encouraging participants to explore their own attitudes and expectations. The team also offers couples ideas on how to continue to love each other, even amid the pressures of the world. The engaged couples should anticipate discussing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, desires, and ambitions, as well as their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, and the role of the church and society in their future marriages. Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.” Most people spend huge amounts of money and many months planning for their wedding. CEE is about preparing for what most hope will last 50 or 60 years — your marriage.
Holy Spirit Center
5440 Moeller Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
Registration: Visit the Covington-Cincinnati Catholic Engaged Encounter website.
For more information: e-mail the Cincinnati-Covington CEE Local Community at [email protected] or call Ashley Altenau at (513) 479-1700.
Three to get Married
Date: April 26, 27, & 28, 2024
Times: Starts Friday at 6:30 PM ends Sunday at 3:00 PM
Location: Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
Who can attend? Engaged couples who are preparing for marriage.
Price: $325 per couple. This includes individual bedrooms for Friday and Saturday night, wine/cheese event, all meals, and materials for the retreat.
Contact person for additional questions?
Vicki Jung at 513-260-2373 or [email protected]
What will the retreat cover?
Who runs the retreat? This retreat is sponsored by the Regnum Christi Movement of Greater Cincinnati. Mentoring couples include Regnum Christi members who are in different stages of their marriage. Spiritual accompaniment and talks will be led by Fr. Thomas Flynn, LC.
Featured speakers include family practitioners Amber and Paul Day M.D., and Emily Lewis, Licensed Professional Counselor.
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of Marriage and Family Evangelization will recognize the certificate of attendance as satisfactory for the retreat portion of marriage preparation.
What to bring? Results from your Catholic Couple Checkup questionnaire and personal items for the weekend.
Here is the registration link:
Agapè Catholic Marriage Preparation - catholicmarriageprep.com
This online marriage preparation is built upon Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and provides personalized one-on-one mentoring from trained married couples. Couples are invited into a deeper relationship with each other and with Christ. One of the goals of this marriage prep is to facilitate discussions between the future bride and groom to help them build a foundation for a strong, healthy, holy and Christ-centered marriage.
The course is listed on the USCCB and Archdiocese of the Military websites. It is self-paced. As a couple, you can complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or spend up to 3 months preparing! Your instructor couple will follow your pace and accompany you every step of the way. Our course is designed for ALL couples including couples separated by distance, not separated by distance, interfaith, civilly married (convalidation), and couples who desire to learn more about the sacrament of Matrimony! This online marriage prep is available in English, Spanish, and French.