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A list of the workshops offered by the Diocese of Venice can be found below. All workshops begin at 8:30AM and end around 4:00PM. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided. The Wednesday before each workshop you will receive an email with directions to the site and more details about the day.

Each workshop is $75 per couple ($150 total payment for both workshops). Please write checks payable to Diocese of VeniceYou will not receive the certificate for the workshop until we have received payment.  Checks can be mailed to:

Diocese of Venice
Marriage Preparation Program
1000 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285

If you are interested in taking Marriage Preparation in Spanish, please contact one of the following:

Jesus the Worker, Ft. Myers – Sr. Barria (239) 693-5333
St. Catherine, Sebring – Carmen (863) 385-6762
St. Jude, Sarasota – Frances (941) 955-3934
St. Peter the Apostle, Naples – Heriberto (239) 774-3337


Life Skills Workshop    
29-Oct-16   St. Patrick’s, Sarasota  
19-Nov-16   St. Andrew, Cape Coral  
14-Jan-17   St. Francis Xavier, Fort Myers  
25-Feb-17   St. John the Evangelist, Naples  
18-Mar-17   Our Lady of Light, Fort Myers  
8-Apr-17     St. Francis Xavier, Fort Myers  
29-Apr-17   Ave Maria Parish Hall, Ave Maria, FL
6-May-17   St. John XXIII, Fort Myers
27-May-17   Our Lady of Light, Fort Myers
Sacramentality Workshop      
15-Oct-16   Our Lady of Light, Fort Myers  
12-Nov-16   St. Patrick’s, Sarasota  
7-Jan-17   Epiphany, Venice  
21-Jan-17   Our Lady of Light, Fort Myers  
4-Feb-17   St. Ann Parish, Naples
1-Apr-17   St. Thomas More, Sarasota  
13-May-17   St. Ann, Naples
10-Jun-17   Our Lady of Light, Fort Myers
24-Jun-17    St. John the Evangelist, Naples
To Trust Again Workshop    (Option to replace Life Skills for widowed or previously annulled marriages. Cost is $100)  
19-Nov-16    Epiphany Cathedral, Venice
*Extra information for marriages with young and adult children
24-Jun-17   Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Sarasota  

Convalidation Workshop

  (This option will replace Life Skills and Sacramentality for couples who are already legally married. Cost is $125)
25-Mar-17   Epiphany Cathedral, Venice


Weekend Retreat (Fri-Sun) covering both Sacramentality and Life Skills Workshops

Fall 2017: Oct 27-29, 2017
Spring 2018: Apr 20-22, 2018

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center
Venice, Florida


Registration begins at 6PM.  The retreat will start at 6:30PM Friday and end at 1:00PM on Sunday.  Men will be staying in one section of the facility and the women will stay in another section of the facility.  Each person will have an assigned roommate.  The rooms are double occupancy.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday are provided along with Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday.  Snacks will be provided Friday evening and throughout Sunday.  Please bring your own toiletries. If you have questions about the marriage preparation weekend, please email or call 941-484-9543.  If you have questions about the facility you can go to the website   We are only allowing 22 couples on the retreat.  Once the retreat is full it will be closed for registration.  The cost for the retreat is $300 per couple.


To register for a workshop or the weekend retreat, please click the button below to proceed to the workshop registration page.



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