Congratulations on your decision to marry. It is our pleasure to assist with your sacramental preparation.
You can obtain the current brochure by clicking Remarriage 2024.
Below are the answers to some questions couples often have about the program.
Who should attend the program?
Whether it was a result of a divorce or death of a spouse, this program is intended for couples when the bride and/or groom were previously married, regardless of length or where the marriage took place (Church, civil ceremony, etc.).
Can we attend if one or both of us are waiting for an annulment?
Yes…as long as this is okay with the priest or deacon assisting with your sacramental preparation.
What does the program entail?
The Remarriage Program is a series of lecture-style half day workshop each of which is presented by marriage and family therapists who cover the topics such as: Family of Origin, Communication, The Many Moods of Marriage, and Blended Families.
Do we need to attend all four sessions?
In order to receive a certificate of completion, all couples are expected to attend sessions 1, 2, & 3. Those with minor/dependent children from a previous relationship/marriage are also expected to attend Session 4 on Blended Families*.
*Due of the content of this session it can be waived for couples with adult/independent children.
Do we both have to attend?
In order to adequately prepare for your future together, it is always best when marriage preparation is done as a couple. Occasionally, extenuating circumstances might exist that prevent this from happening. Should this be the case, please contact us for further discussion.
Do sessions need to be taken in order?
No…you’re welcome to attend sessions in any order!
What time does each session begin and end?
Each session begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 12:00 noon.
What is the cost?
The per couple cost is $145.00 for those required to attend all 4 sessions – $120.00 for those required to attend only 3 sessions.
What is included?
The fee includes all program materials and continental breakfast.
When is the Remarriage Program offered?
Each series of workshops is offered three (3) times throughout the year…Winter, Summer, and Fall
2024 Schedule & Application Deadlines
A late fee of $20 applies to any session not reserved prior to the deadline.
Session 1 – Family of Origins
January 13th (Deadline 1/5/24)
June 8th (Deadline 5/24/24)
September 14th (Deadline 8/30/24)
Session 2 – Communications
January 27th (Deadline 1/12/24)
June 22nd (Deadline 6/7/24)
September 28th (Deadline 9/13/24)
Session 3 – The Many Moods of Marriage
February 10th (Deadline 1/26/24)
July 13th (Deadline 6/28/24)
October 12th (Deadline 9/27/24)
Session 4 – Blended Families*
March 2nd (Deadline 2/16/24)
July 27th (Deadline 7/12/24)
October 26th (Deadline 10/11/24)
Apply online by clicking here.
Please note: This is only the application process. Whether we can accommodate you depends on availability at the time the application and payment are received.
Can we apply if the deadline has passed?
Yes…but just a reminder that a $20 late fee applies to each session not reserved prior to the application deadline and space is always subject to availability.
Should we check availability before submitting our registration?
Actually…it’s better to just submit your paperwork. Be mindful that couples are confirmed in the order applications are received. The time spent waiting for a response might be the difference between whether or not we can accommodate you, especially when space is limited. Penalties only go into effect once couples are confirmed.
How will we know if we’re confirmed?
Once your paperwork is processed, written notification will be sent to each e-mail address provided. This will acknowledge receipt of you application, confirm the date for which you are registered, and give any additional information you need to be aware of. Every attempt is made to accommodate couples for their preferred date(s).
Where is the program held?
The program is typically held in St. Petersburg. The address and any facility details will be included in your confirmation letter.
Will childcare be available?
To comply with safe environment practices, regardless of age or circumstances we are unable to accommodate children during any session of this program.
Who do we contact if we have questions or need further assistance?
The Office of Marriage & Family Life is more than happy to assist you! Email is the best way to reach us. Please contact Debbie Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727 – 341 – 6847.