Marriage Ministry


Learn more about Church teaching that supports NFP use in marriage at

Read more about NFP methods at

To learn an NFP method see nd-an-nfp-class.cfm


Spend a weekend with your spouse on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Upcoming Weekends:

September 7-9 in Geneva, IL; October 19-21 in Brookfield, WI or November 9-11 in Rockford, Il.

Contact Lee & Jan Kremer – Rockford/Madison/Milwaukee Marriage Encounter at 847-458-7000 or

Visit for more information or call 888-574-5653.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong.

The emphasis of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other.

It’s not a retreat, nor a marriage clinic, nor group sensitivity. It’s a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage.

This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together. To rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend. Every marriage deserves that kind of attention!

  • Rediscover the spark that was there on your wedding day!
  • Rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married!
  • Join the millions of couples worldwide who have learned how to keep their marriage vibrant and alive!

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a series of presentations given by a team of Catholic couples and a Catholic Priest.  Each talk allows you and your spouse an opportunity to look at your marriage in a new way and to grow deeper in love.

Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend:

September 7-9 in Geneva, IL; October 19-21 in Brookfield, WI or November 9-11 in Rockford, Il.

Early registration is highly recommended.  For more information visit our website at: or call (888) 574-5653


The Life & Family Evangelization Office of the Diocese of Rockford offers you an easy way to have your questions about why Catholics believe certain things about marriage answered. Sign-up to receive beautiful, engaging, understandable relfections on the Catholic vision for life and love every day between now and when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families.

To sign up go to or by texting LOVE to 84576.


Retrouvaille: A Lifeline for Marriages

The word Retrouvaille(re-tro-vi with a long i.) is a French word meaning rediscovery. This program helps couples heal and renew their marriages and offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Does talking about it only make it worse? Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program. Some couples come during the initial signs of a marriage problem and others are in a state of despair. The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6 post-weekend sessions. The tools learned here will help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication between husband and wife and will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other as well as examine your lives together in a new, positive way.

Upcoming weekends:

Contact: 708-802-1830 or go to for more information

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages

Are you married to a stranger? Do you feel alone? Do you argue – or have you just stopped talking to each other? Do you dread the drive home? Does talking about the situation only make it worse? Retrouvaille has helped countless couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels — including disillusionment and deep misery. Hope and healing are only a phone call away.

Visit for additional dates and locations or call (708) 802-1830. Confidentiality is strictly observed for all inquiries.

“If only you would communicate, then I would be happier!”
“If only you would show me affection, then I would be more responsive!”

Retrouvaille is for couples who want to do something positive about their marriage.
The next Retrouvaille weekend begins September 9 in Darien, Illinois.
Online registration is available.
Call or log-on for additional dates and weekend locations
(708) 802-1830  †

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages

What is Retrouvaille? Retrouvaille is a program designed to help couples who are hurting in their marriage. There are 3 phases — the Weekend, the Post sessions and monthly support meetings. The Weekend Phase consists of a series of presentations
given by a team of three couples and a priest. The team presents a technique of communication that enables couples to take a good look at many areas of the marriage relationship. After each presentation, couples are given time in the privacy of their room to discuss the presentation.

For confidential information about or to register for the next local weekend please contact (708) 802-1830 or visit