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Marriage Ministry

Provides a variety of resources and support networks for couples already living the Sacrament of Marriage.

Natural Family Planning

The Office for Marriage and Family Life promotes Natural Family Planning as a highly effective, maritally enriching, spiritually enlightening, and moral means of planning one’s family and we are here to help you not only to understand the Church’s teachings but to learn the NFP method of your choice and to support you in your ongoing living out of your marital promise.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter's mission of renewal in the Church and change in the world is to assist couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships, by providing them with a Catholic "experience", and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle." (WWME, Milwaukee / Madison / Rockford Dioceses) The Archdiocese of Milwaukee promotes numerous Marriage Encounter weekends each year. For more information, please visit their website www.alifetimeoflove.org

 

Jubilee Celebrations

For over 100 years, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has hosted a Jubilee Celebration for couples celebrating 25, 50+ and 60+ years of marriage. The celebration includes a Mass, with one of the bishops as the homilist and celebrant, special music, and a special blessing and reception. If you will be celebrating your 25th, 50+  or 60+ anniversary any time in 2019, you are invited to attend the next Jubilee Celebration on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Please watch for the flyer with registration form around July or August of 2019.  For more information please contact Annette Basaldua at 414-758-2201 or basalduaa@archmil.org

 

Elizabeth Ministry

Elizabeth Ministry is an international movement designed to support women and their families during the joys, challenges and sorrows of the childbearing years. The Elizabeth Ministry mission is to cherish children, encourage families and build community. We offer support, mentoring, educational materials, spiritual nourishment and inspirational resources. Elizabeth Ministry Chapters exist across the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, Asia and Central American countries. For more information please visit their website at www.elizabethministry.com

Many parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee currently have active Elizabeth Ministries. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the Office for Marriage and Family Life at 414-758-2215.

 

Marriage Counseling Resources

There are many counseling resources available in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For further information or assistance, download a PDF listing of referrals or you may contact the Office for Marriage and Family Life at 414-758-2214.

Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille is a ministry for hurting marriages. The program is offered in English or Spanish in 150 countries worldwide. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry, a ministry of hope. The team couples, by sharing their own lives, give other couples hope. What is important is that struggling couples are willing to work to keep their marriages going.

Retrouvaille is a ministry of the local church. In southeastern Wisconsin, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has partnered with the diocese of Green Bay to endorse the program and to enable Retrouvaille to operate. Please contact Betsy and Willie Gonwa 414-259-0565 for more information or click here for local Retrouvaille information.

Retrouvaille has been proven to be helpful for many couples. Surveys show that approximately 70% of participating couples have been significantly helped by the program.

If your marriage is hurting, please consider Retrouvaille. www.retrouvaille.org

 

Marriage On Tap

Marriage on Tap is a casual evening for couples and Priests interested in building a community that celebrates marriage and Holy Orders in the Church.  Come enjoy food & beverages on your own with other couples and Priests with similar interests and beliefs and hear a featured speaker. Hosted by Worldwide Marriage Encounter.  Evenings begin at 5 p.m. at the Delafield, Brewhaus. Please visit www.marriageontap.org for more information.


 

Make your house - your family - another Nazareth where love, peace, joy and unity reign, for love begins at home! ~ Blessed Teresa of Calcutta


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE CONTACTS

 

Rich Harter, M.T.S.
Director
414-758-2215 harterr@archmil.org

Emily Burds
Associate Director
414-758-2213
burdse@archmil.org

Annette Basaldua
Administrative Assistant
414-758-2201
basalduaa@archmil.org

Ali Butler
NFP Consultant
(207) 318-5199
butlera@archmil.org 

ali.stauble@gmail.com

 


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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
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