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Marriage Enrichment






Marriage Anniversary Mass

The Most Reverend John M. Quinn, Bishop of Winona-Rochester, in recognition and gratitude of your years of marriage, requests the honor of your presence at the Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Mass: Sunday, October 29th, 2017.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will take place at two o’clock in the afternoon at Good Shepherd Church, 311 Sverdrup Ave. South, Jackson,  followed by a Light Reception with the Bishop including the presentation of Anniversary Certificates.  Family and friends are encouraged to attend!


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5th Annual Married Couples Retreat

We look forward to helping you and your spouse grow closer to one another while growing closer to Christ!


The retreat will take place at a beautiful hideaway located high on a bluff outside of scenic Lanesboro.  We will meet Friday evening at 6:00pm at our secluded retreat location (details will be sent after you have registered).  After our first reflection, we will host a wine/cheese social and close off the evening together in prayer.  Saturday will begin at 11:00am and we will conclude after the 5:00pm Mass in Lanesboro.


The Theme of this year's Married Couples Retreat is Silence.


The cost of the Couples Retreat is only $15/couple.


Couples are asked to secure their own lodging (Lanesboro is known as the Bed & Breakfast Capitol of Minnesota).  Please be advised that this is the busiest time of the year in Lanesboro, so please book early!



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The word "Retrouvaille" (pronounced re-tro-vi with a long i) means "rediscovery". The program helps couples rediscover a loving relationship in the midst of despair. Retrouvaille is a confidential weekend program along with follow up weekends that helps couples learn to better appreciate and communicate with one another. Couples who have experienced disillusionment, pain, anger, and conflict, facilitate the weekend and offer hope so that you both will find courage and strength in that you are not alone in your struggle. For more information about the Retrouvaille program and to register:

Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage

A simple way to enrich your marriage from the comfort of your home

So you’ve shared an anniversary or two… or twenty… and you’ve learned a lot about yourselves and each other so far. But what if marriage is more than you think it is? What if God has woven into the very fabric of your humanity a purposeful need and desire that can only be fulfilled in your marriage?

Introducing BELOVED—the newest release of the acclaimed Symbolon series. In 12 stunning sessions, BELOVED uncovers the mystery and the meaning of the sacrament of marriage, inviting all couples to experience firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first “I do”... whether you said it last year or many years ago.

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester Media Center has BELOVED available for loan.  Click here to have BELOVED sent directly to you!

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