Marriage Prep retreat Updates due to Corona Virus
The retreat facility at the Tracy Center is now closed due to the Corona Virus.
The Office of Marriage and Family Life will now offer the “Called To Love” retreat for engaged couples in an on-line format beginning with the July 24-26 2020 weekend. Couples who register for this retreat will take part in a “real time” retreat experience with other engaged couples from the convenience of their homes using Zoom. The retreat will consist of brief presentations by the facilitator couples, exercises for the engaged couples to complete, then opportunities for sharing their experiences and insights with the other participants. Couples participating in this on-line format will obviously need a computer with a good internet connection and with camera and microphone capabilities.
The schedule for the retreat includes an opening session from 7 to 9 PM on Friday night, a full day schedule on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and a morning session on Sunday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM followed by a live-streamed Mass at 11 AM. The cost for the retreat will be $100 per couple. For Registration information please review the next column.
Office of Marriage and Family Life (225) 242-0323.
With the closure of the Tracy retreat center, the Engaged Encounter weekends are temporarily suspended. For more information on these weekend experiences, please contact Ed & Linda McClure at: (225) 337-2214.
NEW in 2020: Marriage Encounter weekends in Spanish, in the Diocese of Baton Rouge
The Called to Love weekend retreat is now in a 'Virtual weekend' format for the remainder of 2020.
Due to the Corona virus, we have converted our Called to Love Overnight retreat weekends to a virtual format. We are using Zoom. As our originally scheduled April and May 2020 overnight weekends had to be cancelled, we added two additional weekends to the original schedule. They are below noted as (new). There was also a change in the original October date.
July 24-26, 2020
August 21-23, 2020 (new)
September 18-20, 2020
October 16-18 (date change)
November 13-15, 2020 (new)
(Click the gray button below to register by credit card). (Continue to read further if paying by check).
PAYING BY CHECK: for New Couples
If you wish to pay with a check you will need to mail in your registration. To begin, download & review the Information/Instructions Sheet for Called to Love 2020. Then print out a copy of both Registration Sheets. See pdf files below). Fill out forms and return to us via mail, along with your check or money order to the address below:
(Make check payable to: Diocese of Baton Rouge)
Office of Marriage & Family Life
Diocese of Baton Rouge
P.O. Box 2028
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(If you have questions, please call Mila Gernon at 225-242-0133 (or 225-242-0323). Or you can send an email to:
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