Adult Faith Formation
Child & Family Life
Please contact the Parish Office one year in advance of your planned marriage date.
Contact: Leslie Duff - 345-4343 ext 308
Married couples from our parish are assisting by working with engaged couples. The ministering couple’s primary function is to administer the F.O.C.C.U.S. (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) instrument and facilitate engaged couples communication through a guided format.
The intent is to enhance engaged couples communication skills, encourage relationship and increase awareness of areas of married life that may have been overlooked. The goal is to prepare couples for the fullness of matrimonial relationship.
Contact: Jim and Diane Hill – 344-7985
The challenges for those entering into or already in a second marriage differ from those experienced in a first marriage. The Remarriage Seminar is especially designed for couples where one or both parties have been previously married. You can be preparing for the second marriage or already in a second marriage.
The Remarriage Seminar team consists of 6 couples and a priest, and highlights and explores issues through presentations and information sharing. These couples, who are in a second marriage, communicate their personal experiences in an open, candid atmosphere, providing a wide spectrum of views and insights.
Seminar topics include: Communication, Blended Families, Asset and Money Management, Marriage in the Lord, Intimacy and Sexual Love and Spirituality in Your Marriage.
The Remarriage Seminar is held at SS. Peter & Paul Parish.
For more information on the next Seminar, contact the Diocese of Springfield Office for Marriage & Family Life.
Marriage Encounter is dedicated to the principle that strong Catholic marriages make strong Catholic families and thus, enrich our church. Founded in Spain in the late 1960s, it is a weekend experience starting Friday night and ending Sunday afternoon.
The marriage encounter deals mostly with communication. The program is presented by three married couples and a priest, whose presentations are of their own relationships and experience. It encourages couples to share privately various aspects of their relationship. Methods of sharing and listening from the heart are put forth.
Endorsed by our parish priests, many other couples and our Holy Father, Marriage Encounter has been shown to positively influence couples relationships on many fronts, even decades after the weekend. The best testimony is to ask the children of an encountered couple.