Natural Family Planning
The Nazareth Project promotes Natural Family Planning as a highly effective, maritally enriching, spiritually enlightening, and moral means of planning one’s family and we are here to help you not only to understand the Church’s teachings but to learn the NFP method of your choice and to support you in your ongoing living out of your marital promise.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter's mission of renewal in the Church and change in the world is to assist couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships, by providing them with a Catholic "experience", and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle." (WWME, Milwaukee / Madison / Rockford Dioceses) The Archdiocese of Milwaukee promotes numerous Marriage Encounter weekends each year. For more information please visit their website www.alifetimeoflove.org
For 100 years, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has hosted a Jubilee Celebration for couples celebrating 25, 50+ and 60+ years of marriage. The celebration includes a Mass, with one of the bishops as the homilist and celebrant, special music, and a special blessing and reception. If you will be celebrating your 25th, or 50+ anniversary any time in 2013, you are invited to attend the next Jubilee Celebration in October, 2013. For more information, please contact Annette Basaldua at 414-758-2201 or email@example.com
UMOJA Marriage Ministry
The mission of the UMOJA marriage enrichment program is to celebrate the sanctity of African-American and interracial marriage by strengthening the bonds between husband, wife and God. We strive to help couples understand that spirituality and perseverance help sustain marriage, thus leading to a higher quality of family life.
Our goals are to:
• Enhance couple's intimacy and dedication within their marriage
• Develop communication and strengthen techniques
• Demonstrate the importance of prayer within marriage
• Support one another
• Discuss and explore trust issues in marriage
• Build a strong marital relationship through fun and romance
For current information on Yearly Retreat, Summer Family Gathering and Mini-Workshops, please go to Calendar of Marriage Ministry Programs below or contact: Valeria Banks, 414-357-8545, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carma Teasley, 414-372-3090.
Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement designed to support women and their families during the joys, challenges and sorrows of the childbearing years. The Elizabeth Ministry mission is to cherish children, encourage families and build community. We offer support, mentoring, educational materials, spiritual nourishment and inspirational resources. Elizabeth Ministry Chapters exist across the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia and Central American countries. For more information please visit their website at www.elizabethministry.com
Many parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee currently have active Elizabeth Ministries. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Lydia Lococo at 414-758-2214 or email@example.com.
Marriage Counseling Resources
There are many counseling resources available in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For further information or assistance, please click here or you may contact Lydia LoCoco at 414-758-2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Retrouvaille is a ministry for hurting marriages. The program is offered in English or Spanish in 150 countries worldwide. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry, a ministry of hope. The team couples, by sharing their own lives, give other couples hope. What is important is that struggling couples are willing to work to keep their marriages going.
Retrouvaille is a ministry of the local church. In southeastern Wisconsin, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has partnered with the diocese of Green Bay to endorse the program and to enable Retrouvaille to operate.
Retrouvaille has been proven to be helpful for many couples. Surveys show that approximately 70% of participating couples have been significantly helped by the program.
If your marriage is hurting, please consider Retrouvaille. www.retrouvaille.org
CALENDAR: MARRIAGE MINISTRY PROGRAMS
Make your house - your family - another Nazareth where love, peace, joy and unity reign, for love begins at home!
~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta