AMS Marriage Enrichment Retreat

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

Two Retreats have been scheduled for 2019 

September 27-29, 2019
Christ the King Retreat Center
San Angelo,Texas (near Goodfellow AFB)

December 6-8, 2019
Villa Santa Tecla
Assisi, Italy

Christ the King Retreat Center, San Angelo, Texas (near Goodfellow AFB)
Villa Santa Tecla, Palazzo di Assisi, Italy

General Information

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. Once the capacity for each retreat has been reached waiting lists will be established.


Both retreats are $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

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).

A tour of Assisi is being planned for the pilgrims who attend the December retreat in Italy.

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.

Dietary Restrictions

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,, 202-719-3648

Spread the Word

Download and print these flyers or share them on social media to help others in your Catholic community learn about these retreat opportunities. (There are still spaces available for couples interested in the San Angelo, TX retreat in September and the registration link is still available, 6 SEP 2019).