Engagement - Marriage - Family Life


Are you engaged? 
Congratulations!
  

Please call the Parish Office first before planning your reception.


 There are several components to Marriage Preparation in the Church.  Couples are encouraged to contact the priest at least one year in advance of the wedding date.  Please contact us (856) 424-1454/stmarycherryhill@gmail.com before scheduling your reception hall or contracting with vendors.  For more information about this special time of engagement, please visit www.foryourmarriage.org.** (**An initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops) 
  
Marriage Preparation Programs

The Preparing to Live in Love program, allows the engaged couple to meet with a married couple trained to mentor them on the preparation journey. This allows for flexibility often needed by today’s engaged. Engaged couples are able to register for mentoring online at PLLregistration.

Beginning to Live in Love is a large group application of the same content, materials, experiential exercises, practical skills, and inspirational witness offered in Preparing to Live in Love. This accelerated 4 session course is currently scheduled in different locations around the diocese. Any engaged couple may register online at BLLregistration.

Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat where couples experience an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation. Full information is found at http://engagedencounter.org/ and Camden Diocese Engaged Encounter Team Leaders, Jenn and JD Duffy, are eager to answer your questions. Call JD at (856) 419-4015 or Jenn at (856) 419-4017.

Engaged Encounter Weekends are held at Pope John Paul II Retreat Center in Vineland, NJ.

All weekends begin promptly at 8 p.m., Friday evening, and close by 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. All meals and accommodations are included in the reservation fee. Weekend dates and fees are available when you click on the blue button below.






Already married?
Click below for two great resources for
your marriage and family life!


Marriage Unique for a Reason**

For Your Marriage

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CONVALIDATION 
(from foryourmarriage.com-an initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)
If you were married civilly and/or were married in another faith or Christian denomination
and if one spouse is Catholic, you may have your marriage convalidated by
contacting the Parish Office at (856) 424-1454 to make an appointment with Fr. Paul or Fr. Dominic.
 
 
Click here or below for "Made for Love" Catholic Podcasts, telling the stories of 
how real people live out the call to love.



 

Marriage Enrichment Programs 
(Taken from the Diocese of Camden's website)

Living in Love

Is your marriage in need of a little TLC?  Has it been a while since you and your spouse spent some time just enjoying each other’s company and concentrating (focusing) on each other?

Maybe it’s time for Living in Love – a unique two-day mini-retreat and workshop for married couples that helps you re-discover the romance, love and joy that attracted you to each other in the first place. The retreat is a series of lively presentations given by trained couples who share personally from their own lives in order to illustrate the content of each exercise with practical, relevant, and inspirational real life examples that set the level of openness for the participants.

Take some time to renew yourselves as a couple and you might just find yourself “in love” again!  To register for a weekend, go to www.livinginlove.org and click on the Living in Love registration button. Then select the weekend you want to attend to fill out the registration form.  For more information, call 877-201-2142 or email PMRCusa@msn.com.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

All married couples deserve time away from the routine of daily life to enjoy time alone with one another — to focus on one another and their relationship. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is designed to deepen and enrich a couple’s marriage, whether they have been married for only a short time, or for many years.  While the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is Catholic in orientation, it is open to couples of all faith expressions.   Any married couple who desires to enrich and renew their marriage is welcome to attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend.   The next local weekend date is October 23-25, 2020.  Please call (609) 741-8012.
Please visit their website for more information:  wwme-southjersey.org.

Retrouvaille - A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages
Retrouvaille is a French word meaning "rediscovery".  The program is helping couples to put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships.   Retrouvaille consists of a weekend experience and a series of presentations in the weeks that follow.  Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin and orientation, but is open to all married couples regardless of religious background.  Retrouvaille is unique in that it is presented by married couples who themsleves have experienced disillusionment, pain, anger and conflict who offer hope as they share their personal stories of struggle, reconciliation and healing.  There is also a priest who participates in the weekend, although it is not a spiritual retreat, nor is it a sensitivity group, seminar or counseling.

This weekend helps couples discover how listening, forgiveness, communication and the dialogue process are powerful aids for building a loving and lasting relationship.  There is hope!  All weekend programs are held at the beautiful and serene Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA. 
Please visit their website: www.helpourmarriage.org.