Local Marriage Ministries

Diocesan Marriage Renewal

The Diocese of St. Augustine Marriage Renewal Program is designed to give married couples the opportunity to renew and revitalize marriages. It’s not a retreat, nor a marriage clinic, nor group sensitivity. It’s a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage. This is a time for you and your spouse to be alone together. This is a time to rediscover each other and together focus on your relationship for an entire weekend. Every marriage deserves that kind of attention!

Marriage Renewal weekends are held at the Marywood Retreat Center in Switzerland, FL. For more information or to register for a weekend, please contact Jerry and Ann Webster at (904) 268-3758 or email annewebster011564@hotmail.com.

For weekend dates or to register on-line, visit http://www.dmrjax.org

Couples for Christ

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.

For more information about Couples for Christ, visit www.couplesforchristusa.org or contact Armando “Mandy” Reyes at (904) 891-7954 or areyes@stellar.net.


Retrouvaille is a program designed to help and renew troubled marriages. The word Retrouvaille means “rediscovery.” The program offers you the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage.

For further information or to register by phone, please contact Brian and Kathy Szabo at (904) 662-8604.

For weekend dates or to register on-line, visit http://www.helpourmarriage.com/

Families Following Christ

The Catholic families of this community strive to glorify God by personifying the Holy Family through love, prayer, humility and obedience to the Lord’s will.Focused on Christ, our mission is to strengthen families through faith formation, encourage them in community and support them in living a sacramental life.

All meetings are held in the Cody Enrichment Center at St. Joseph’s Parish in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville.

For more information about Families Following Christ and meetings times, visit http://www.familiesfollowingchrist.com/ or call 904.323.1FFC.

Teams of Our Lady

Teams of Our Lady is an international small group movement, approved by the Holy See, which brings together those called to priestly and marital vocations in an atmosphere of encouragement and spiritual growth. The movement consists of teams each of which are made up of a priest spiritual counselor and five to seven married couples, who gather together once a month in one of the couple’s homes to share highs and lows, reflect on Scripture, pray together, and study a spiritual topic. They also review their endeavors together which consist of daily family and couple prayer, daily scripture reading and meditation, a monthly time of intentional dialogue reflecting on the state of their marriage, following a rule of life, and participating in a yearly retreat as a team.

For more information you may visit the national or international Teams of Our Lady websites or contact the movement locally: