Local Marriage Ministries

Diocesan Marriage Renewal

The Diocese of St. Augustine Marriage Renewal Program is designed to give married couples the opportunity to renew and revitalize marriages. It’s not a retreat, nor a marriage clinic, nor group sensitivity. It’s a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage. This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together. This is a time to rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend. Every marriage deserves that kind of attention!

Marriage Renewal weekends are held at the Marywood Retreat Center in Switzerland, FL. For more information or to register for a weekend, please contact Jerry and Ann Webster at (904) 268-3758 or email annewebster011564@hotmail.com.

For weekend dates or to register on-line, visit http://www.dmrjax.org

Couples for Christ

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.

For more information about Couples for Christ, visit www.couplesforchristusa.org or contact Armando “Mandy” Reyes at (904) 891-7954 or areyes@stellar.net.


Retrouvaille is a program designed to help and renew troubled marriages. The word Retrouvaille means “rediscovery.” The program offers you the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

For further information or to register by phone, please contact Brian and Kathy Szabo at (904) 662-8604.

For weekend dates or to register on-line, visit http://www.helpourmarriage.com/

Families Following Christ

The Catholic families of this community strive to glorify God by personifying the Holy Family through love, prayer, humility and obedience to the Lord’s will.Focused on Christ, our mission is to strengthen families through faith formation, encourage them in community and support them in living a sacramental life.

All meetings are held in the Cody Enrichment Center at St. Joseph’s Parish in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville.

For more information about Families Following Christ and meetings times, visit http://www.familiesfollowingchrist.com/ or call 904.323.1FFC.

Teams of Our Lady

Teams of Our Lady is an international lay movement in the Catholic Church, designed to enrich marriage spirituality and make good marriages better. Teams provide a proven method of increasing and improving prayer life, which will help couples grow closer to God and each other.  At the same time, their family will reap the benefits as well.

A team is comprised of five to seven couples whose marriage is recognized in the eyes of the Catholic Church. The team meets one time per month, rotating from one home to another. If a couple’s home cannot accommodate the entire team, the group can meet in a church meeting room or outside, if possible. Some teams might have a spiritual advisor or Priest Spiritual Counselor as part of their team. The Priest Spiritual Counselor comes to the meeting to provide his theological knowledge and expertise. The team shares a simple meal, prayer, sharing on the endeavors, and a study topic. The endeavors are the heart of the spirit of Teams. The team becomes a close community that can inspire one another through their living examples of faith, and share with one another their struggles and successes on their way to holiness. It is offered to couples from all stages of life (newly married, child rearing and empty nesters) throughout the world in order to help them live out their sacrament of marriage.

For more information visit the national website: www.teamsofourlady.org
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