Retrouvaille is an effective yet affordable Catholic ministry which provides hope and healing for married couples who live with the disappointment and pain of marriage problems whether at the beginning stages of dissatisfaction, on the brink of divorce, or even divorced.
First, the Friday-Sunday Weekend, where couples learn how to communicate in a sincere, respectful, and loving way. Next are the vital follow-up workshops (“Post Sessions”) to address specific issues. Finally, couples attend monthly support meetings (“CORE”: Continuing Our Retrouvaille Experience).
Retrouvaille works! ‘In a recent study of over 5,000 respondents, 76% of all couples that completed the entire program were still together five years later.’
For more information visit their website here.
(English Unless Specified Spanish)
|April 9-11||San Diego|
|June 4-6||Santa Clarita|
|July 9-11||Los Angeles||In Person Sessions|
|November 5-7||Santa Clarita|
|December 10-11||Los Angeles||In Person Sessions|
* Weekend only in city of Riverside. Post Sessions and CORE are in the city of Alhambra (San Gabriel Valley).
|English Communities||Spanish Communities|
|Los Angeles: 909-900-5465||Los Angeles: 818-996-0821|
|Santa Clarita: 661-257-7980||San Fernando: 818-367-4198|
|Orange County: 714-306-6469||San Diego: 619-423-0182|
|San Diego County: 951-259-9474|
All other areas: 800-470-2230
RESOURCES AND IDEAS FOR HELPING MARRIED COUPLES
Refer Married Couples To Retrouvaille
Refer married couples to Retrouvaille when one or both spouses are experiencing frustration, anger, resentment, and/or are unable to communicate respectfully or on a meaningful level. Couples can be married for any length of time and do not have to be Catholic.
Add “Hurting Couples” To Your Prayers Of The Faithful
Pray for all married couples, especially those in crisis. Pray that God will soften any “hearts of stone, heal the broken-hearted, and restore relationships and families”.
Place Retrouvaille material in each of the church vestibules, the parish office, priests’ offices, confessionals, and in the parish school office. To receive Retrouvaille postcards or other material at no cost, call or text 626-533-2261 or 909-900-5465.
Rotate bulletin announcements monthly to help your parish become aware of Retrouvaille Weekends, which take place year-around throughout California.
Call 909-900-5465 for copy in English and Spanish.
In your listing of “Ministries”, please include: “Marriage Help…Retrouvaille…HelpOurMarriage.com… 800-470-2230”.
To obtain an informative 30-40 second pulpit announcement script for the presiding priest or your deacon, call 909-900-5465. If preferred, a Retrouvaille couple can make a 60 second announcement following each Mass to inform your parishioners of the availability of this ministry for any married couple experiencing difficulties in their relationship.
A Retrouvaille couple is available to give a ten-minute overview of this successful Catholic program to your marriage-related ministries or school parent meeting.
At the beginning of the school year, or whenever registration takes place, provide each school family with a handout to inform them of this ministry. Thirty days are required to print large quantities.
HELP NEEDED! Along with the three Presenting Couples, priests are an indispensable part of the Presenting Team. Minimal time is required. Retrouvaille Presenting Teams collectively save more marriages than any other ministry in the world. If you’re a priest who would like to experience a no-strings-attached Weekend free, call 626-533-2261 or 909-900-5465 for more information.
ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE PROVIDED FREE TO YOUR PARISH