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Marriage and Family Life

Covid-19 Update.

In light of the circumstances surrounding Covd-19, the in-person Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Conferences in English have been moved online and couples are invited to register at this link: Couples can view these pre-recorded videos at any time and at their own pace. This conference includes the full NFP workshop that engaged couples are invited to attend as Step 3 of their Marriage Prep, as indicated on the Archdiocesan Marriage Prep timeline below.

Marriage Preparation Conferences in Spanish will be done virtually through Zoom. Participants can register here at this link.

The Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend Retreats are virtual. Sign up here: www.jolietee.orgContact John and Louise Vos ( for the cost for the virtual weekend.

Meetings to plan the wedding liturgy, meetings with the pastor/pastoral staff, and meetings to review the FOCCUS and other pre-marital inventories should still take place, either in-person or virtually.


Marriage Preparation


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Fertility and Pregnancy Care

We promote Natural Family Planning as a highly effective, marriage enriching, spiritually enlightening, and moral means of understanding fertility. This office also provides information and resources for those seeking to adopt a child or for pregnant women facing difficulties or crisis pregnancies. 


Natural Fertility and Infertility Care

Miscarriage Support

Pregnancy Help Centers


Marriage Resources and Special Ministries

We'd love to connect with you!


Pete Burds
Director of Evangelization & Catechesis      414-758-2219

Emily Burds
Marriage Preparation Coordinator 414-758-2213

Tori Franke
Natural Family Planning Coordinator





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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408