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

Chippewa Falls Area

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

  • September 16-18, 2022, cost is $150

Durand Area

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

Eau Claire Area

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

  • Friday, June 10, 7-9 pm through Saturday, June 11, 9 am-5 pm
  • Friday, January 27, 7-9 pm through Saturday, January 28, 9 am-5 pm

La Crosse Area

Mary Mother of the Church
Mari Erickson – 608-518-7655
laxmpretreat@gmail.com
All retreats will take place at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Onalaska.

  • February 4, 2023
  • April 22, 2023
  • July 22, 2023

Marshfield Deanery

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

  • October 8th, 2022
  • February 11th, 2023
  • April 15, 2023

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

  • January 28, 2023

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:

  • January 21, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • April 29, 2023

 

Thorp Area

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

Tomah Area

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

St. Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, Tomah
Contact Katie in the parish office: 608-372-4516 x 1
psecretary@queenoftheapostlestomah.com

Wausau Area

St. Paul Parish
603 4 th St. Mosinee, WI  54455
Fr. Al Slowiak – 715-359-5206
fraljs@smproths.org

  • October 15, 2022

Wisconsin Rapids Area

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

  • Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • October 15, 2022 (Saturday) St. Vincent de Paul church Wisconsin Rapids Contact: Mary Jo Sigourney / 715-572-9748 / stvinred@gmail.com