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"How do Engaged Couple Seminars help couples prepare for their marriage?"

We asked this question of the Engaged Couple and Thinking About Remarriage seminar leaders who have years of experience working with couples. Read what they have to say.

Amoskeag/Capital/Rockingham Deaneries 

This seminar provides engaged couples with a unique opportunity for learning and exploring the art of communication. They will hear from experienced married couples who know well the day-to-day challenges the world presents. They share their knowledge in ways that couples can relate with an integrated focus on body, mind and spirit. The professional presentations are united in scope and focus to show vividly how God is integral to the love shared in married life.

We welcome all engaged couples from the Diocese of Manchester and from neighboring states and beyond!

Paul Ashton, Psy.D., D.Min., Director
Diane Bergeron, Secretary (603) 769-1816

Held at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Center, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH
Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $125.00 per couple

Download the Amoskeag/Capital/Rockingham Engaged Couples Seminar Registration Form 2014-2015 (pdf)

Register Online (select the date below):

October 19, 2014
March 15, 2015
May 17, 2015

Download Directions to St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Center, Bedford, NH (pdf)

Lakes Region Deanery 

Janet Leroux: Most of the couples are surprised at how much information they learned during the seminar. Their comments are that the seminar was better than they thought it would be. They usually appreciate the sharing from the Leader Couples and they enjoy discussions with the other couples. The more they have an opportunity to dialogue with one another the better.

Janet Leroux, (603) 267-8105
Fee: $125.00 per couple

Sunday, September 7, 2014
March 22, 2015
May 17, 2015

Couples will be notified of the location of the seminars: Sacred Heart Parish Hall or at the Klemme's home.

Download the Lakes Region Deanery Engaged Couple Registration Form (pdf)

Monadnock Deanery 

Deacon Arnold Gustafson and Diane Gustafson: Engaged Couple Seminars open up conversation between engaged couples regarding the fullness of the Sacrament of Marriage, and they strive to enhance the couple's relationship with each other and with Jesus Christ as the center of their love. The seminars enable the couple to strengthen their commitment to each other as their vows will reflect in their marriage ceremony. Engaged Couple Seminars offer practical approaches to finances, intimacy, parenting, and sacramental living with the understanding that each individual strives to bring the other into the promised rewards of the heavenly kingdom.

Deacon Arnold Gustafson and Diane Gustafson, (603) 352-3525, Ext. 30
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Fee: $90.00 per couple

Catholic Faith Formation Center, 161 Main Street, Suite 118, Keene, NH
September 27/28, 2014
January 24/25, 2015
April 25/26, 2015

St. Margaret Mary Church Hall, 33-35 Arch Street, Keene, NH
June 27/28, 2015

Download the Monadnock Deanery Engaged Couples Registration Form (pdf)

Seacoast Deanery 

Cathy Rossetti, (603) 664-9563, Fax (603) 664-2310
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $125.00 per couple
Holy Rosary Parish Center, 189 North Main Street, Rochester, NH

February 14, 2015
April 25, 2015
June 20, 2015

Download the Seacoast Deanery Engaged Couple Registration Form (pdf)

Souhegan Deanery 

Holly Jenness: Engaged Couple Seminars help couples prepare for marriage by opening doors of self–awareness (for example, looking at family of origin, spirituality, and beliefs about the roles spouses take on in marriage). Fundamental communication styles and preferences are named, discussed, and woven throughout a variety of subjects during the seminar, providing a rich source of information to refer back to as couples enter marriage. Engaged Couple Seminars also provide a place for couples to meet other couples - not only to share the experiences of engagement and planning a wedding, but also to share in the excitement and struggles that go along with planning for a life together.

Holly Jenness, (603) 888-9779
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $125.00 per couple

Register Online (select the date below):

January 31, 2015 - St. Kathryn Parish, Hudson
March 7, 2015 - St. Kathryn Parish, Hudson
June 6, 2015 - Immaculate Conception Parish, Nashua
July 25, 2015 - St. Kathryn Parish, Nashua

Upper Valley Deanery 

Deacon Gregg McGinn and Allyson McGinn: If the three most important rules in real estate are "Location, Location and Location," then the three most important rules in marriage are, "Communication, Communication and Communication." You're not likely to learn something earthshaking during the Seminar. But you do get the chance to open communication in some area or areas you had not fully considered beforehand. It's a first step to opening your life to the graces of the Sacrament of Marriage.

Deacon Greg McGinn, (603) 927-4952 or (603) 526-4484
Fee: $40.00 per couple

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New London
July 31, 2015,  9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Download the Upper Valley Deanery Engaged Seminar Registration Form (pdf)

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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