Friendship with God, Friendship with Our Spouse, In the Holy Spirit

The archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life is collaborating with Marriage in Christ to bring these seminars to local parishes.

This five-week seminar is for all married couples. Develop daily habits of prayer, kind actions, and meaningful conversations to grow your relationship. Good habits and the power of the Holy Spirit transform all marriages!

God our Father has abundant blessings to bestow on your marriage through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let Him begin with yours!

Who? We encourage couples of all ages to participate, as building a life together which is grounded in prayer and friendship will reap invaluable benefits. The more newly married you are, the longer those habits can grow, build, and affect your marriage and family life. So, newlyweds, consider this initiative especially beneficial for you!

What? Social science research says that daily habits of praying together, learning how to reconcile, having good conversations and being intentional in loving actions make marriages stronger and happier. This seminar places you in community with other couples as you and your spouse call on the Holy Spirit to strengthen your marriage and change the world.

When? This is a five-week seminar. Check with each host parish for specific dates.

Where? The Marriage in Christ Seminar will be hosted at the locations below. (Details are updated as parish schedules are finalized.)

What about our kids? Childcare is available at some locations. Check the list below or inquire with each host parish.

How do I register? Contact the parish where you wish to attend.

What are people saying about the Marriage in Christ Seminar? Check out these testimonials from past participants!

For more information, contact Emily Hayden, project manager, at 612-281-3362 or haydene@archspm.org.

All Saints, Lakeville

  • Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 21
  • Contact: Fr. Chad VanHoose, frcvanhoose@allsaintschurch.com, 952-985-9981
  • Childcare available

Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul

Epiphany, Coon Rapids

Mary, Mother of the Church, Burnsville

  • Fridays, 7 – 9 p.m.: March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, and April 12
  • Contact: Wil Juare, wiljuare35@gmail.com
  • Childcare available

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bloomington

  • Thursdays, 7 – 9 pm.: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11
  • Contact: Cinthia Biros, cibros@nativitybloomington.org, 952-881-8671 Ext: 322
  • Sessions are held in the Nativity gathering space. Please park in the south lot and enter door #9.
  • Childcare available

Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul

  • Thursdays: March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4
  • Contact: Dave Altman, dalt_man@comcast.net, 651-690-2767

Risen Savior, Burnsville

  • Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m.: January 7, January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4
  • Contact: Scott Brazil, scott.brazil@risensavior.org, 952- 698-1724

St. Bonaventure, Bloomington

St. Hubert, Chanhassen

  • Dates and parish contacts announced soon.

St. John the Baptist, New Brighton

  • Sundays, 3 – 5 p.m.: April 7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 12
  • Contact: Jessica Balzarini, balzarinij@stjohnnyb.org, 651-633-1540 Ext: 1228

St. John the Baptist, Savage

St. John Neumann, Eagan

  • Thursdays: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28
  • Contact: Lisa Okoneski, Lisa.Okoneski@sjn.org, 651-209-8971
  • Childcare available

St. Joseph, West St. Paul

  • Sundays: February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24
  • Contact: Tony and Amanda Carnes, akuehn03@gmail.com
  • Childcare available upon request

St. Mary of the Lake, White Bear Lake

  • Tuesdays: January 29, February 5, February 12, February 19, February 26
  • Contact: Samantha Hagel, srhagel@stmarys-wbl.org, 651-429-8001 Ext: 231

St. Maximilian Kolbe, Delano

  • Saturdays: February 9, February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9
  • Contact: Eric Russek, eric@delanocatholic.com, 763-972-2077 Ext: 251
  • No childcare provided

St. Patrick, Oak Grove

  • Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26
  • Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m.: September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, and October 24
  • Register online
  • Contact: Linda Abel-Thomas, lmabel-thomas@st-patricks.org, 763-753-2011

St. Paul, Ham Lake

  • Sundays: January 20, January 27, February 3, February 10, February 17
  • Contact: John Ryan, jrryan1127@aol.com, 651-940-8623

St. Nicholas, Elko New Market

  • Fridays,  7 – 9 p.m.: January 18, February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22
  • Contact: Molly Havlicek, 952-688-6982

St. Stephen, Anoka

  • Mondays,  6 – 8 p.m.: February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4
  • Contact: Becca Jungers, beccajungers@gmail.com
  • Childcare available

St. Timothy, Maple Lake

Videos

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