OFFICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE

    I encourage all our parishes to take advantage of these helpful workshops. Contact Christian and Christine by phone at 719.900.8229 or email christian@catholicmarriageprep.com.

Bishop Michael J. Sheridan

 

I. Review of the Diocesan Marriage Prep Requirements

One and a half hour, mainly for marriage preparation ministers, minimum 20 people.

1 - Engaged Couples: who are they today? Demographics, today's socioeconomic situation, to help us better serve the engaged couples' needs.

2 - Review of the Colorado Springs Diocesan Marriage Prep Requirements.

3 - Q&A.

II. FOCCUS Certification and re-certification workshops

 

On a Saturday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, minimum 5 couples.

FOCCUS Inc. requires all mentor couples to be certified or re-certified.

This workshop can be organized by several parishes, or at the deanery level.
 

III. Man and Woman in the Plan of God

 

Two hours, minimum 20 people.

This presentation is a sort of "instruction manual" for man and woman to understand their dignity as God’s beloved creatures.

It shows the beauty in their differences and helps understand how to function better together as a couple.
 

IV. Study Guide to John Paul II Theology of the Body.

 

Series of nine workshops of two and a half hours each, minimum 50 people.

Allows to actually read and understand John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and not only read books about John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Workshop 1: Back to the Beginning.
Workshop 2: Original Humanity.
Workshop 3: Fallen Humanity.
Workshop 4: Redeemed Humanity.
Workshop 5: Glorified Humanity.
Workshop 6: Marriage the Primordial Sacrament.
Workshop 7: Living the Mystery.
Workshop 8: Love is Fruitful.
Workshop 9: Building a culture of Life.

 

V. Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, first canonized couple