Marriage Preparation Course | Jan 17-19 | Mar 14-16 | Jun 6-8 | Oct 17-19
You, your fiance & God
|Fri 6:30-9:30pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-5pm|
|Our Lady of Thornwood Retreat Center, bldg 2|
|590 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood, NY 10594|
|$295 per couple plus $15 per couple for FOCCUS premarriage inventory|
The FOCCUS pre-marriage inventory is set up after registration and the $15 per couple fee is paid online before completing the inventory. The Three to Get Marrried course satisfies the Pre-Cana requirements for those in the Archdiocese of New York and others by pastoral permission. This is a day program and overnight accommodations not included.
2 ways to register
2014 weekends: Jan 17-19 | Mar 14-16 | Jun 6-8 | Oct 17-19
Print 2014 registration form and mail in with check.
As you plan your wedding take a weekend for yourselves to plan your marriage at the scenic Our Lady of Thornwood Retreat Center. Our day program is given by qualified professionals, priests, therapists and volunteer lay couples. It extends over one weekend to provide each couple with a reflective and in-depth preparation for a joyful marriage and for love that not only lasts but grows stronger year after year.
Groups are kept small to foster intimacy, lively discussion and personal attention. A Legionary of Christ priest oversees the program and gives important conferences on the sacrament of marriage and the nature of marital love. He also attends many of the sessions with the couples to encourage dialogue and to open opportunities for counseling, spiritual direction and confession.
The program will include the following:
|•||Get-acquainted social hour||•||Discussions with married couples|
|•||Communication workshop||•||Principal-centered finance|
|•||Opportunity for confession||•||Our Story - a personal testimony|
|•||Eucharistic Celebration||•||How to love your husband/wife|
|•||Sacramentality of marriage||•||Natural family planning overview|
|•||FOCCUS™ premarital inventory||•||Meals & snacks provided|
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