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Marriage and Family Resources

Natural Family Planning

According to the USCCB’s website, Natural Family Planning is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid conception. These methods are based on the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle.

Read more about Natural Family Planning from the USCCB

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Marriage and Family Resources and Events

Marriage and Family Resources and Events [Accordion]

This three-phase program that aims to help couples heal and renew their marriages. Husbands and wives re-establish communication and gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.

Learn more about Retrouvaille

The annual wedding anniversary mass is for couples celebrating their 25th, 50th and over 5 years anniversaries. The mass is held at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet, IL and formal invitations are sent out to couples whose names we receive from parishes. 

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is a positive, private experience for married couples who want to work on revitalizing their marriage. The weekend is designed to enrich and deepen the joys a couple share together and is beneficial to couples of all ages.

Learn more about The Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) is a global association of the faithful, united in a firm belief in the important vocation grandparents have to strengthen the bonds of faith and family life through the generations. The CGA offers practical and spiritual support to nurture the vocation of grandparents, and to affirm, assist, encourage and engage grandparents in the transmission of faith within their families.

Learn more about Catholic Grandparent Ministry

The Tribunal is directly responsible for the annulment procedures in the diocese. Through the Annulment Support Day for Petitioners (in the winter) and Annulment Information Day (in the fall), divorced Catholics investigating the possibility of an annulment are offered guidance and support in a safe and caring environment. Informational nights and other workshops are also available periodically. 

For more information and FAQ's please visit the Tribunal