Marriage: A Journey for Life (MAJ) is a Friday evening, all day Saturday workshop in which couples prayerfully reflect and discuss important marriage topics within the context of the Catholic faith. Topics include communication, sacramental marriage, marital intimacy and responsible love, challenges to the vocation of marriage and stewardship.
Where: Location varies (see specific dates and locations below)
When: Friday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. & Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (must attend both sessions)
Cost: $160 per couple (includes fee for FOCCUS Inventory)
FOCCUS: When you register for MAJ, you will automatically be registered for the FOCCUS premarriage inventory.
Couples entering into marriage for the first time will spend the weekend, away from distractions, with other engaged couples.
Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) offers each couple time to talk intensively and privately on many aspects of married life. A series of presentations, writings and shared exercises challenge couples to explore many aspects of their relationship, spirituality and marriage expectations.
The overnight retreat is built around a series of themes, including:
Where: CEE retreats are offered in both Omaha and Norfolk
When: Saturday to Sunday
Cost: $200 per couple, covers lodging and meals (Does not include additional fee for FOCCUS Inventory)
Couples registering for Catholic Engaged Encounter must first register for FOCCUS by contacting the marriage preparation coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.