Family Life and Marriage


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Bishop J. Mark Spalding celebrated a World Day of Marriage Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2022 honoring couples celebrating the marriage milestones of 25 and 50 years in 2021. Congratulations to all the couples!!


PARENTING MATTERS is  a series of 6 episodes on parenting produced locally and hosted by Dr. Parnell Donahue, MD, will be aired on Nashville Catholic Radio. The show will address topics like: What is discipline? How to get your kids to go to Church? and cell phone and other media addictions. 

Tune in to Nashville Catholic Radio on the air at WBOU 100.5 FM, or online at: , or on your smart speakers at: Tune in Nashville Catholic Radio. – Parenting Matters can be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am.

PARENTING MATTERS is another locally produced radio series supported by donations from WBOU listeners and the Family Life Office of the Diocese of Nashville.


The Engaged Couples Retreat is one of the ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annnual Appeal for Ministries. To learn more about the retreat, go to


The Engaged Couples’ Retreat Department
615-383-6393 or

Kristen Rainey, Engaged Couple’s Retreat Assistant Coordinator: 




Couples for Christ:
Couples for Christ is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of rising up families under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the kingdom of God. Mission: Building the Church of the Home and Building the Church of the Poor.                                                      
Contact: Zaldi Zapana 904-434-2117

Family Honor Inc.:
Parents are called to be the primary educators of their children. Family Honor’s Leading and Loving program assists parents by providing opportunities to learn principles to help their children grow in goodness and virtue.
Contact: 803-929-0858

Three to Get Married:
Three to Get Married immerses engaged couples in the full teachings of the Catholic Church regarding marriage and family. The retreat includes a variety of seminars, discussions and private time to ensure each couple is presented with the spiritual, emotional, psychological and cultural dimensions of Catholic married and family life.
Contact:  Kathleen Cordell at 
Six Dates for Catholic Couples:
The focus of the ministry is marriage enrichment in the form of books, date night programs, couples’ retreats, and family ministry training for deacons and priests. The ministry evolved out of numerous requests received from parishes and dioceses throughout the USA.
Contact: John and Teri Bosio 615-758-9694

Retrouvaille is a lifeline for married couples to help them put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships. The program begins with a weekend experience in which couples learn to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. The weekend is followed by a series of “post” sessions of about two hours each held over a period pf about 12 weeks.
Contact: Pat and Tom Ackerman: or
Website:   Phone: 800-470-2230

Natural Family Planning:
Ovulation Method, Diana Kendrick, 615-790-7711, 
Sympto-Thermal Method, Heather and Graham Honeycutt, 615-308-7722,
Creighton Model, Mary Vozar, 931-801-6897,