Consistent with the recommendations of the local, state and federal government—as well as public health officials— regarding gatherings, we are postponing and in some cases canceling activities hosted by the Department for Pastoral Ministries through the end of April and perhaps beyond. One of the gatherings impacted during this time will be The Joy of Marriage Morning Reflection for Couples. This gathering will not be held as scheduled. We will keep you updated on any online resources that may become available for navigating married and family life in these difficult times.
Reconnect, recharge and explore themes on communication, intimacy, and marriage spirituality.
The Joy of Marriage: Wedding the Spiritual and the Practical
Morning Reflection for Couples
Saturday, April 4, 2020
English and Spanish Tracks
8:00 AM-12:00 PM | St. Dominic Catholic Church
(5919 Ingram Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228 -- Directions)
Engaged couples are welcome too! This event is free of charge but all couples must register to attend.
No child care available.
Who Should Attend
New to married life? Married for 20 years? This event is for everyone! Married and engaged couples who are looking to spend some quality time together in dialogue and community are invited to attend. Married couples will receive a special blessing during mass!
Meet Our Speakers
Bridget Brennan & Jerome Shen
Bridget Brennan & Jerome Shen have traveled throughout the United States presenting retreats and workshops for married couples. They have developed and directed a Marriage Preparation Seminar for First time Marriages, Second Marriages and Inter-faith Marriages. Over the 18 years that they presented the workshops they saw over 4,000 couples preparing for marriage. Bridget has served as an adjunct instructor teaching graduate students the theology and spirituality of marriage. In addition, Jerry and Bridget have presented workshops on Living Ignatian Spirituality in Marriage at several Ignatian Conferences. Bridget holds master’s degrees in Human Relations and Religious Studies and is a Certified Relationship Master Coach and Family Life Educator. Jerry has a PhD in Physical Chemistry. They are the authors of several books and a marriage preparation guide. Bridget is Founder and President of The Cana Institute. She founded The Cana Institute to proclaim the Good News that God is in the midst of married life.
What to Expect
• Bilingual Mass presided by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
• Blessing of the Spouses Ritual
• Workshop presentation and time for couple dialogue
• Light snacks and refreshments