Witness to Love Marriage Enrichment
God designed marriage to witness His total, faithful, fruitful, and permanent love for us, His people. St. Mary’s Witness to Love Ministry is not just our marriage preparation program for engaged couples, but is designed to also promote happy, holy, and healthy marriages for those in our parish family already married.
Opportunities for Marriage Enrichment
Catholic Couple Date Nights
Every marriage needs opportunities for fun times together. Witness to Love aims to hold Catholic Couple Date Nights three or four times each year, giving couples quality time together as well as fellowship with other Catholic couples in our parish. This is especially important for newly married couples to meet and rub elbows with longer-married couples, that they are encouraged during the first years of marriage.
Please watch the bulletin and website for upcoming Date Nights!
Mentor Couple for an Engaged Couple
Will you volunteer to be a Mentor Couple for one of our Engaged Couples? Every engaged couple chooses a Mentor Couple they know who has been married at least five years, has a marriage they both admire, and who are active in the church. If an engaged couple does not already know a couple, they choose from our list of volunteer Mentor Couples (see http://www.stmarys-aiken.org/christian-marriage-preparation/).
Mentor Couples meet about monthly with their engaged couple for six months before the wedding, then are there for them about a year after the wedding. Not only do you help build a foundation for an engaged couple to have a great marriage, but you experience a renewal of your own marriage as well as you share with them! You do not need a perfect marriage to be a Mentor Couple—none of us are perfect!
To volunteer to help with Date Nights or to be a Mentor Couple for an Engaged Couple, please contact Deacon Bob or Donna Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.474.6011.