1. The Engaged Encounter Weekend Retreat - Engaged Encounter is meant to help prepare couples to enter into the sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church. Couples will leave with a renewed spiritual perspective of their chosen vocation. These weekend retreats are held at the Spiritual Renewal Center and are open to all Catholics preparing for marriage.
Or Theology of the Body online Pre-Cana - Through CatholicMarriagePrep.com, this class invites couples to a deeper relationship with each other and with Christ. Online, on-demand instruction rooted in Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body, combined with personalized mentoring from a trained married couple, builds a foundation for a strong, healthy, Christ-centered marriage between a man and a woman. Christ himself said, “Without me you can do nothing..." John 15:5
2. FOCCUS Inventory - This is set up through the parish - The FOCCUS© Inventory is designed to help engaged couples appreciate their unique relationship, learn more about themselves, and discuss topics important to their lifelong marriage.
3. Natural Family Planning These classes not only teach couples the only Church-approved method of spacing out births, they foster valuable communication skills and seek to "divorce-proof" marriages in a society where divorce has become way too common. Couples who use NFP in their marriages have a divorce rate between 2 and 4%, rather than the 50-55% we tend to see even among Christians. This class is so important for young couples going through marriage preparation. For more information, contact David or Annie Coffey at (361) 579-8464.
These classes are informative, personal, and discreet. Whether achieving, spacing, or avoiding a pregnancy, NFP is a highly effective method. More and more couples are discovering the joy of NFP, and in response, we now offer our course online. Purchase of our online course includes lifetime support from your Northwest NFP Provider at no extra charge as well as our new free web charting App that can be used to share your charts with your instructor for quick review.