Engaged Couple Workshops

Strong and Vibrant Marriages

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas and the Diocese of Toledo are committed to cultivating strong and vibrant marriages - that we might become a diocese of Holy Disciples, Holy Families, and Holy Vocations.

In a society so overwhelmed by confusion and broken examples of family life, it is of the utmost importance that engaged couples strive to lay a strong and permanent foundation for their sacramental marriages. The Diocese of Toledo has found the Joy-Filled Marriage program to be a powerful and effective way for couples to broaden their understanding of God’s divine plan for their life together, and encourages difficult conversations that otherwise are often avoided or forgotten.

The world needs so badly to see marriages and families alive in Christ, actively living out a joy-filled marriage. Fortify and bolster your marriage and life together by attending the Joy-Filled Marriage workshop!


The "Joy-Filled Marriage" workshop is an enjoyable, interactive and comprehensive program for engaged couples, which will delve into practical “life skills” and the sacramentality of marriage, guided by a dedicated and well-trained team of married couples and individuals.

In the Spirit of Cana

Pastoral Outreach to Christian Marriage Formation, Preparation, Celebration and Continuing Education

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Parish-Based Workshops

To register for a parish-based workshop, please call the parish office or number listed.

April 29, 2023
St. Michael, Findlay
To register call 419- 422-2646 or mkettinger@findlaystmichael.org

March 12, 2023
St. Joseph, Fremont
To register call 419-334-2638 or office@growinholiness.org

Sept 9, 2023
St. Michael, Findlay
To register call 419- 422-2646 or mkettinger@findlaystmichael.org

Online engaged Couples workshops

Agapè Catholic Marriage Preparation invites couples to a deeper relationship with each other and with Christ, one couple at a time. Online, on-demand instruction rooted in Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body, combined with personalized mentoring from a trained married couple, builds a foundation for a strong, healthy, Christ-centered marriage between a man and a woman.

Joy-Filled Marriage - Online offers a comprehensive approach to marriage preparation that covers not only the sacramentality and theology of marriage, but the practical life skills necessary to live out the rich Catholic vision of marriage. For this offering, you can trust couples certified through the course have:

  • Watched all session videos
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the material through the assessment
  • Completed the activities required for completion of the course

At the end of the course, couples will receive a certificate with a serial number that they can forward or print for you to keep for your records. The last step of this process will be for them to meet with you, so you can focus your time on engaging with them and fostering a pastoral connection.