Catholic Marriage Preparation (Convalidation)
Engaged Retreat This one-day retreat is part of the Marriage Preparation to the Sacrament of Marriage at Santa Clara Parish. According to the guildelines from the "Family Life" department of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we will discuss topics such as family of origin, communication, finances, married intimacy, children, spirituality and much more. We will discuss how Marriage is a Sacrament and a Covenant to the glory of God and to the service of the Church. If your marriage is not being celebrated at Santa Clara Church or Chapel, please consult your wedding parish to make sure that they will accept this retreat as part of their marriage preparation process. This retreat is only couples who are living together (common law union) or civilly married. Time The retreat is from 8:30am-5:30pm on the assigned Saturday. Fee The fee for the retreat is $80 per couple and includes snacks (morning & afternoon) and lunch. We will also provide all the materials needed for the retreat. There is a service charge if booked on-line, no service charge if booked at the front office. No credit or refunds. Dresscode The dresscode is upscale casual. We please ask you to come dressed modestly avoiding shorts, mini-skirts, sleeveless blouses/shirts, hats, torn jeans, flip-flops, etc. Important info The couple must participate as such and arrive on time; we will not take any couples after 9am. Cell phones are not permitted during the retreat. In order to receive a certificate of participation, the couple must stay and participate for the entire duration of the retreat. Once the couple registers, there are no refunds. No children please. Failure to engage or to follow the guidelines & requirements gives us the right to deny your participation in the retreat; sorry, no refunds. You may contact us at (805) 487-3891.
324 South E Street
Oxnard, CA 93030