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placeholder February 3, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 3   •   Oakland, CA
Marriage enrichment opportunities

From parish groups, guest speakers, weekend retreats and special events, there are several upcoming opportunities in the region to enhance a couple's "happily ever after."

Feb. 7-9
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
Sheraton Hotel, 5990 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton
John the Baptist tells us to reform our lives. Learn how to use the graces of your Sacrament of Marriage to renew your marriage and draw closer to God. Let the Lord strengthen, renew and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Advance registration required.
Information: http://oaklandwwme.org

Feb. 14 -16
Married Couples Retreat
San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville
On this weekend for married couples we will ignite the fire called compassion. Compassion crosses all borders to embrace and to transform. Come explore these themes with a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Registration is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and retreat ends on Feb. 16 with lunch. Cost is $320 per couple. Retreat led by Father Rusty Shaughnessy, OFM, and Karla and Richard Obernesser.
Information, registration: 925-837-9141, ext. 315,
or register online at www.sandamiano.org

Feb. 15, 1 p.m.
Married Couples Enrichment Afternoon
St. Agnes Parish Hall, 3966 Chestnut Ave., Concord
As part of their jubilee celebration, St. Agnes Parish will present a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Enrichment for Married Couples on the day after Valentine's Day. The session is based on a book by Frank W. Nelson, and will conclude with Mass and renewal of vows at 5 pm. Advance registration is required.
Contact: Chuck & Annie Cooper anc2gether4ever@gmail.com

Feb. 21
Covenant of Love Date Night
St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore
All married and engaged couples invited for date night. Speaker to be named.
Information: www.saintmichaelliv.org

Feb. 21- 23
Sole Mates — Walking Together with Christ Retreat
St. Clare's Retreat, 2381 Laurel Glen Road, Soquel
A Knights of Columbus — Married Couples Retreat. Retreat director: Rev. Mark Wiesner; Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. You do not have to be a knight to attend. $260 per couple.
Information, registration: 831-423-8093 or www.stclaresretreatcenter.com

March 21
The Great Marriage Challenge: The Spring Tour,
Covenant of Love Date Night

St. Michael Parish, 458 Maple St., Livermore
Information: www.saintmichaelliv.org

April 1
Marriage on Fire
St. Edward Parish, 5788 Thornton Ave., Newark
Information: www.stedwardcatholic.org

April 5
Enjoy Your Marriage
St. Raymond Parish, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin
The Alexander House apostolate is preparing for its Spring Tour for the Great Marriage Challenge. Greg and Julie Alexander will present Marriage on Fire talks and Enjoy Your Marriage workshops at parishes in the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose.
Information: http://thealexanderhouse.org

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