“Marriage is indeed a union most sacred and serious. It is a wonderful gift to the Church and to society. Like all precious gifts it must be cared for, supported, and sustained.“
– Archbishop Timothy Broglio,
“Married Couples and the Challenge of Military Service,” 2010
AMS Catholic Marriage Enrichment Retreat
These retreats are for couples in the military, with at least one spouse serving on active-duty, married at least two years. The retreat weekend is designed for Catholic couples to spend time together praying, reflecting, and sharing about topics related to compatibility, intimacy, communication, and commitment. Rather than keynote speakers, brief introductions set the stage for reviewing each area allowing time for couples to share with one another.
Take a weekend to enrich your marriage. Pray together to discern how God is inviting you both to reflect the gift of Christ. Meet other couples navigating the gifts and challenges of marriage in military settings.
Note that there are a limited number of spaces available. Capacity for the retreat in Assisi has been reached and a waiting list has been established.
The retreat cost is $50 per couple (the full cost of the retreat is supported by donors.)
The retreat, accommodation, and meals (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) are included.
Couples are responsible for transportation to and from the retreat center. Consider car pools with other Catholic couples from your installation.
Arrival and departure – draft schedule
Friday: 1700 – Check-in with dinner to follow at 1800, 1900 – Opening Session
Saturday: Full day
Sunday: Morning Session, 1130 – Mass, 1230 – Lunch – (note that departure for all guests is scheduled after lunch).
Conduct and Regulations
Children are not permitted on this marriage-enrichment retreat. Provisions for child care must be made at the home/installation. Pets are prohibited, except for service animals. Retreat participants agree to maintain a quiet atmosphere in the Retreat Center, keep the noise level low in the meeting rooms, lodging rooms and hallways. No smoking is permitted inside or nearby the retreat center buildings.
Restrictions based on diet will be met, based on the ability of the retreat center. Please communicate those needs when registering
Inquiries regarding future AMS Marriage Enrichment Retreats may be directed to Mark Moitoza, Vice-Chancellor for Evangelization, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-719-3648