Marriage Support & Enrichment

Marriage Support & Enrichment

Couples at all stages of life: For tips, resources, inspiration, and thought-provoking content to strengthen your marriage, and gain a better understanding of how to live God’s plan for happy, holy marriages visit Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Silver and Gold Jubilee Anniversary Mass

Held in the fall each year at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich Celebrate your Silver, Gold or other significant Wedding Anniversary and renew your commitment to live your marriage in holiness.
Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D. is the Celebrant at this beautiful Pontifical Mass to honor enduring love.

Refreshments served following Mass for you and your family.

Announcement of date and registration through your parish.

For information call Catholic Family Services 860-848-2237, Ext. 306.


Marriage Encounter

A program for any married couple who desire a richer, fuller life together. The Marriage Encounter weekend is designed to deepen and enrich the joys a couple shares together. Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers a weekend experience designed to give married couples the opportunity to look deeply into their relationship. The emphasis of the Marriage Encounter weekend is on communication between husbands and wives. The weekend provides an environment for couples to spend time together, away from the distractions and tensions of everyday life, while encouraging them to focus on each other and their relationship. Weekends are held throughout the year in CT.

For information call Catholic Family Services 860-848-2237, Ext. 306.



"A LIFELINE FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES" Marriage building and repair. Is your marriage tearing you apart? Little or no communication? Considering separation or divorce? Retrouvaille can help, it begins with a weekend experience in which husbands and wives are helped to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. Retrouvaille is not a sensitivity group or spiritual retreat, but will help you discover how listening, forgiveness, communication and the dialog process are powerful aids for building your relationship.

Weekends are throughout the year in the Hartford area.
For information call 413-525-1634.

Follow-up meetings: For those couples who have already attended a Retrouvailleweekend there are six day - sessions held on Saturdays, following the weekend.

All scheduled weekends and more information are listed at the Retrouvaille website: or call:
For information call Catholic Family Services 860-848-2237, Ext. 306. -

For additional marital material support contact Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office.

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    Phone: 860-887-9294