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  • 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

    50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

    Register for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, August 22 at 12:30 p.m.
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    June 22-29 " Solidarity in Freedom"
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    A discount ticket code and event information are now available!
  • Reconnect to Inspire

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    Parishes throughout our diocese are gradually reopening.
  • Greece & Turkey Pilgrimage 2021

    Greece & Turkey Pilgrimage 2021

    Experience this 4-day cruise and 6-day land pilgrimage with Spiritual Director Fr. Luke Ferris!
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    Learn from the experiences of people of color in our Catholic communities, virtually
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    New for 2021!
  • Bishop's Appeal 2021

    Bishop's Appeal 2021

    When you give to the Bishop’s Appeal you support the mission and ministries of the Diocese.
  • 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

    50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

    Register for the 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, August 22 at 12:30 p.m.

  • 2021 Religious Freedom Week

    2021 Religious Freedom Week

    June 22-29
    "Solidarity in Freedom"

  • Lifest 2021 | A Party with a Purpose

    Lifest 2021 | A Party with a Purpose

    A discount ticket code and event information are now available!

  • Reconnect to Inspire

    Reconnect to Inspire

    Parishes throughout our diocese are gradually reopening. 

  • Greece & Turkey Pilgrimage 2021

    Greece & Turkey Pilgrimage 2021

    Experience this 4-day cruise and 6-day land pilgrimage with Spiritual Director Fr. Luke Ferris!

  • Open Wide Our Hearts

    Open Wide Our Hearts

    Learn from the experiences of people of color in our Catholic communities, virtually

  • Compass e-Newsletter

    Compass e-Newsletter

    New for 2021!

  • Bishop's Appeal 2021

    Bishop's Appeal 2021

    When you give to the Bishop’s Appeal you support the mission and ministries of the Diocese.

A unique seminar class for couples who plan to marry in the Church after an annulment, the death of a spouse, or are currently civilly married and are now seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. This seminar is also open to anyone getting married later in life. A seminar workshop tailored to the unique issues of couples, such as financial health, finding each other’s strengths, raising stepchildren, communication styles, and more.

This supplemental seminar can be taken either before the couple is married or shortly after the wedding, and is separate from marriage preparation classes. All couples are asked to go through marriage preparation to fulfill parish requirements

Upcoming workshops:

  • Sept. 11, 2021 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Diocese of Green Bay - Chancery | Register
  • Mar. 12, 2022 | 8:30 am – 12:30 pm | Diocese of Green Bay - Chancery | Register

Online Option | Opción en línea

Online options are available for anyone separated by distance, having challenging schedules, the hearing-impaired, Spanish-speaking individuals, or those with limited alternatives. This approved marriage preparation option uses the same materials as "A Marriage in the Lord" and satisfies both Part I and II.

Online Option   Hearing-Impaired Option   Opción de habla hispana

*While in person marriage prep is the preferred way to complete marriage preparation, this online option is available at the discretion of the couple's pastor. Please consult with the pastor or deacon preparing you for marriage before enrolling in this course.

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Seminar Classes

Complete two-part "A Marriage in the Lord" Marriage Prep Program in two sessions, which can be taken in any order (for example, Part II before Part I):

  • Part 1 | One-day program (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at locations throughout the Diocese.
  • Part 2 | Two-hour session at various times and places.

A MARRIAGE IN THE LORD is a two part marriage preparation series. These sessions strengthen the practical skills needed for a lifelong happy, healthy and holy marriage.

Couples will:

  • Discuss positive communication skills, finances, families of origin, and ways to protect and empower their marriage.
  • Hear stories, presentations, and insights from experienced married couples.
  • Have time for private reflection and conversation throughout the day.
  • Learn the beauty of living the Catholic vision of marriage as a covenant for responsible parenthood, including a healthy option called Natural Family Planning (NFP).
  • Listen to committed Catholic couples (with a background in NFP) share scientific and medical research, personal stories, prayer 

Part I is a one-day program where you explore the relationship skills to nurture a lifelong commitment and hear presentations from experienced married couples who lead discussion on living the Sacrament of Marriage.

Part II is a two-hour session, held on a separate day, that examines the Church's teachings about the Sacrament of Marriage and responsible parenthood including a healthy option for a lifetime of love called "Natural Family Planning."

Part II can be taken before Part I.


Registration details

Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $125 | Includes continental breakfast, lunch and resource materials for both Part I and Part II | Payment should be made in advance. Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.

Registration Deadline: 4 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Upcoming Part I Dates:

  • August 7, 2021 | 9 am - 3 pm | Diocese of Green Bay - Chancery Building, Green Bay | Register
  • Sept. 18, 2021 | 9 am - 3 pm | Delta Hotel, Green Bay | Register
  • Nov. 13, 2021 | 9 am - 3 pm | Delta Hotel, Green Bay | Register
  • Jan. 15, 2022 | 9 am - 3 pm | Delta Hotel, Green Bay | Register
  • Mar. 12, 2022 | 9 am - 3 pm | Delta Hotel, Green Bay | Register
  • May 7, 2022 | 9 am - 3 pm | Delta Hotel, Green Bay | Register

Upcoming Part II Dates:

  • May 24, 2021 | 6 - 8 pm | Village Grille, Green Bay | Register
  • June 1, 2021 |  6 - 8 pm | Village Grille, Green Bay | Register
  • August 10, 2021 | 6 - 8 pm | Chancery Building, Diocese of Green Bay | Register

We are currently working on upcoming 2021 & 2022 dates.

Questions about programs, online registration or cancellations | Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee
Phone: (920) 272-8283

Questions about financial assistance for any of the programs
Phone: (920) 272-8315

NOTE: Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.


 

 

El Amor Nuestro es la versión hispana de A Marriage in the Lord. Este retiro es presentado por parejas hispanohablantes casadas. En este programa, el contenido es adoptado para la lengua y cultura de los hispanos viviendo en la Diócesis de Green Bay. Tratamos temas como el matrimonio como sacramento, familia de origen, comunicación, finanzas, sexualidad y más.

Próximas Fechas y Registro 

  • 19 de junio de 2021 / 8:45 am - 4:00 pm / Diócesis de Green Bay en Green Bay | Registro

Cuota de inscripción es $80 y incluye comidas y materiales. Aplicará un cargo adicional para cancelaciones después de la fecha original del registro.

Vean “Opción en línea”  para aprender sobre una opción pregrabado en español.

Preguntas:
Sheila Re
Tel: (920) 272-8283  o This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Complete Marriage Prep Program covering both Part 1 & Part 2 in one weekend while enjoying some relaxing time with your future spouse.

The Weekend Retreat covers all aspects of Part I and Part II of Marriage Prep.

During this retreat, you will:

  • Explore the relationship skills needed to nurture a lifelong commitment
  • Hear stories, presentations, and insights from experienced married couples
  • Learn the Church's teachings about the Sacrament of Marriage and family life
  • Hike, get to know other couples, and spend quality time with each other!

Cost: $225 per couple  Includes all meals, accommodations, and materials.


Details

Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $225 per couple | Includes all meals, accommodations and materials. Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.

Registration Deadline: 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

 Next weekend retreat dates:

  • June 4 - 6, 2021, 7:00 pm  – 3:00 pm ,  Camp Tekakwitha, Shawano | Register
  • February 4 – 6, 2022, 7:00 pm  – 3:00 pm, Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake | Register

Questions about programs, online registration or cancellations | Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee
Phone: (920) 272-8283

Questions about financial assistance for any of the programs
Phone: (920) 272-8315

NOTE: Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.

pdf Marriage Preparation Brochure (2.18 MB)


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