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.

 

February 2 & 3
St. Gerard, Lima

February 9 & 10
St. Michael, Kalida

February 23 & 24
St. Mary, Defiance

February 23 & 24
Sts. Peter & Paul, Ottawa

March 9 & 10
St. Nicholas, Miller City

March 9 & 10
Resurrection Parish, Lexington

March 16 & 17
St. Charles, Lima

March 23 & 24
St. Augustine, Napoleon

March 30 & 31
St. Rose, Perrysburg

April 6 & 7
Rosary Cathedral, Toledo

April 13 & 14
St. John, Delphos

April 27 & 28
St. John the Evangelist, Defiance


May 18 & 19
Holy Trinity, Bucyrus


June 1 & 2
St. Thomas More, Bowling Green

Other Engaged Couples Workshops

2019 Parish-based workshops 

February 2
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns (Toledo)

February 10
St. Joseph Church (Tiffin)

February 16
St. Joan of Arc Parish (Toledo)

February 17
St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Edgerton)

February 23
St. Joseph Parish (Sylvania)

March 16
St. Richard Parish (Swanton)

March 23
St. Catherine of Siena (Toledo)

May 19
St. John the Evangelist (Lima)

May 19
St. Mary Church (Tiffin)

July 21
St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Edgerton)

August 4
St. Joseph Church (Tiffin)

October 20
St. Mary Church (Tiffin)

October 20
Christ the King (Toledo)

2019 Cana II Engaged Couples Workshops

February 23
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Pat Krause
patk@stpaulchurch.org
419-668-6044 x232

May 11
All Saints Parish
Helena Bruns
Bruns3902@bex.net
(419)349-3560 or (419)740-2245

August 17 (Tentative)
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Pat Krause
patk@stpaulchurch.org
419-668-6044 x232

November 16
All Saints Parish
Helena Bruns
Bruns3902@bex.net
(419)349-3560 or (419)740-2245