Bishop Daniel E. Thomas and the Diocese of Toledo are committed to cultivating strong and vibrant marriages - that we might become a diocese of Holy Disciples, Holy Families, and Holy Vocations.

In a society so overwhelmed by confusion and broken examples of family life, it is of the utmost importance that engaged couples strive to lay a strong and permanent foundation for their sacramental marriages. The Diocese of Toledo has found the Joy-Filled Marriage program to be a powerful and effective way for couples to broaden their understanding of God’s divine plan for their life together, and encourages difficult conversations that otherwise are often avoided or forgotten.

The world needs so badly to see marriages and families alive in Christ, actively living out a joy-filled marriage. Fortify and bolster your marriage and life together by attending the Joy-Filled Marriage workshop!


 The "Joy-Filled Marriage" workshop is an enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive program for engaged couples, which will delve into practical “life skills” and the sacramentality of marriage, guided by a dedicated and well-trained team of married couples and individuals.

Continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and additional resources, each day, are included. 


This workshop for engaged couples is in two parts:
Living a Joy-Filled Marriage, which approaches "life skills" through an emphasis on virtue, and God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage, which discusses the sacramentality of marriage. 

Cost: $185 per couple
Credit, Debit, and Checks, are accepted
(a minimal processing fee will be applied, and will vary depending on form of payment)
Scholarships are available for couples with financial hardship.


2020 Dates

The 2020 dates will be going live on August 15. Please check back then.

February 8 & 9
St. Peter, Huron

February 15 & 16
Sts. Peter & Paul, Ottawa

February 22 & 23
St. Augustin, Napoleon

February 29 & March 1
Divine Mercy, Paulding

March 7 & 8
St. Michael, Kalida

March 14 & 15
St. Nicholas, Miller City

March 14 & 15
Resurrection, Lexington

March 21 & 22
St. Gerard, Lima

March 28 & 29
Rosary Cathedral, Toledo

April 4 & 5
St. John, Delphos

April 25 & 26
St. John the Evangelist, Defiance

May 16 & 17
Holy Trinity, Bucyrus

June 6 & 7
St. Thomas More, Bowling Green

September 12 & 13
Little Flower, Toledo

September 26 & 27
St. Wendelin, Fostoria

October 3 & 4
St. John, Landeck

October 10 & 11
St. Michael, Kalida

October 17 & 18
Immaculate Conception, Port Clinton

November 7 & 8
St. John the Baptist, Glandorf

November 14 & 15
St. Caspar, Wauseon

November 21 & 22
Immaculate Conception, Ottoville


Other Engaged Couples Workshops

2019 Parish-based workshops 

To register for a parish-based workshop, please call the parish office.

August 4
St. Joseph Church (Tiffin)

September 14
St. Joseph Church (Sylvania)

October 20
St. Mary Church (Tiffin)

October 20
Christ the King (Toledo)

2019 Cana II Engaged Couples Workshops

November 16
All Saints Parish
Helena Bruns
(419)349-3560 or (419)740-2245