Marriage Love Retreat Schedule

Our warmest congratulations on your engagement!

The love that you share with one another has brought you to this time of discernment a time of prayer, a time of discovery, and a time to determine whether God is calling you to the lifelong vocation of Marriage. These programs fulfill part of the requirements for Marriage preparation that each engaged couple is required to complete before their wedding.

Attending a diocesan-approved sacramental marriage preparation retreat is a very important and enjoyable step in your full preparation. It will help you grow as a couple, especially in your understanding of the promises you will make to each on the day that you are wed.

Here are a few important points about your retreat.

      1. It is your responsibility to schedule your attendance for a retreat a minimum of 4 weeks before the program begins.
      2. Each retreat limits the number of couples that can attend in order to ensure a personal and meaningful retreat. This means you should register as soon as you can.
      3. Be aware that couples from the parish and deanery where the program is located have first rights to the available slots. If you are not from the parish or the deanery, you may be put on a waiting list. Please expect that.
      4. Site coordinators do have the right to deny your request for attendance if their roster is full or if you request attendance within 4 weeks of the retreat date.

A list of the retreats offered in our diocese is found below. You need to call or email the on-site contact for the program that you would like to attend. We recommend that you call or email as soon as possible to ensure that the location has a place for you.

If you have any questions about the retreat or have difficulty finding a retreat that works for you, please contact familylife@diolc.org or call 608-791-2659.

Arcadia Area

Holy Family Catholic Church, Arcadia
Deacon Mike and Erin Kamrowski – mprep.holyfam@gmail.com

 

  • March 2, 2024 from 8:30-4:15 – Held at Holy Family Parish with the 4:30 evening Mass to follow.

Chippewa Falls Area

GREC Center at Notre Dame Parish
Contact Bryan and Lily Kirchner – 608-514-2833
mpcoordinatornotredamecf@gmail.com 

Durand Area

St. Joseph Church, Menomonie
Nicki Welsch – 715-232-4920 x813
nicki.welsch@menomoniecatholic.org 

  • Saturday April 13, 2024 – 8:00am-5:30pm

St. Joseph’s Church 910 Wilson Ave Menomonie, WI 54751

Cost $85 Per couple

Email nicki.welsch@menomoniecatholic.org for more information

 

Eau Claire Area

St. Mary Catholic Church
1812 Lynn Ave, Altoona, WI 54720 – 715 – 855-1294
bmunns@smsrcatholic.com

  • Friday January 26th (7pm-9pm) and Saturday January 27th (9am-4pm) 2024

 

La Crosse Area

Mari Erickson – 608-518-7655
laxmpretreat@gmail.com
All retreats will take place at Blessed Sacrament Parish in La Crosse.

  • Feb. 3, 2024

  • April 13, 2024

  • July 13, 2024

Marshfield Deanery

Marshfield Area Parishes (Specific Locations TBD)
Alanna Hart – 715-650-7310
hart_alanna@yahoo.com

  • October 14, 2023, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Marshfield

  • February 10, 2024, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield

  • April 20, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Spencer

Each retreat will go from 8:00am-7:00pm.

 

Prairie Du Chien Area

St. Wenceslaus Parish, Eastman
Jane Achenbach – 608-874-4420
janeachenbach@hotmail.com

Richland Center Area

St. Mary’s Church, Richland Center
Cheryl Blankenship – 608-647-2621
cheryl_blankenship@stmarysrc.com

Stevens Point Area

Jim & Deb Sniadajewski & Kristi Vuorinen – 715-303-7780
contact@pointdeanery.org

Download the brochure or access our online registration at www.pointdeanery.org/marriage

Upcoming Marriage Retreats for the Stevens Point Deanery. Retreats will be held at the Holy Spirit Hall:

  • January 20, 2024
  • March 9, 2024
  • April 27, 2024

 

Thorp Area

St. Mary Help of Christians, Colby
Deacon Mike Schaefer – 715-223-3048  extension 9
catholiccentral@gmail.com

  • Location – St. Mary School 209 S. Second Street, Colby, WI 54421                 For more information, please contact Deacon Mike Schaefer at Email:catholiccentral@gmail.com Phone: 715-223-3048  Extension 9 

 

Tomah Area

St. Patrick Parish, Mauston
Jaime Pouillie – 608-847-6054
cowanja@hotmail.com
(Register, contact Jennifer jenniferlaursen@stpatricksmauston.com)

Queen of the Apostles Parish, Tomah
Contact Katie in the parish office: 608-372-5765
psecretary@queenoftheapostlestomah.com

  • When Sat Nov 11, 2023 8am – 5pm Central Time

    Where Queen of the Apostles Parish 303 W Monroe Street Tomah, WI 54660

    Cost: $100 per couple

     Mass will follow the retreat at 4pm with a special blessing for the engaged         couples. Couples will be given certificates of completion of the Married              Love: Two Becoming One Program.

 

Wausau Area

St. Paul Parish
603 4 th St. Mosinee, WI  54455
Fr. Al Slowiak – 715-842-4283
fraljs@eastsideparishes.org

  • Sat, October 21, 2023 8am – 6pm at St. Paul Church, 603 4th St., Mosinee, WI Contact: Father Al Slowiak Email: fraljs@eastsideparishes.org Phone: 715-842-4283 Cost: $100 per couple

Married Love: Two Becoming One Retreat – Wausau

When : October 21, 2023, 8am – 6pm

               February 24, 2024

                October 19, 2024

Where: St. Paul Church, 603 4th St., Mosinee, WI (map)

DescriptionContact: Father Al Slowiak Email: fraljs@eastsideparishes.org Phone: 715-842-4283 Cost: $100 per couple

 

Wisconsin Rapids Area

St Vincent de Paul, Wisconsin Rapids
Mary Jo Sigourney –  715-572-9748
stvinred@gmail.com