As of 2019, the Diocese of Venice is in the process of switching to a new program called Witness to Love. As Parishes switch to this new program, limited workshops are available. If you are unable to attend the workshop and your Parish has not made the switch to Witness to Love, a request to the Diocese for online Marriage Preparation can be made by the Priest/Deacon preparing you for Marriage. Once the letter has been received from the Priest/Deacon, a letter of approval will be sent along with instructions on how to access the online program.
A list of the workshops offered by the Diocese of Venice can be found below. 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.
The Retreat is a 2-day retreat starting at 9am and ending by 3pm the next day. This retreat is for any couple looking to get married in the Catholic Church. The cost for this retreat is $200.
The To Trust Again – Remarriage workshop is for any couple that has been previously married or 55 and older. The workshop is from 8:30am-4pm. The cost for this workshop is $125.
The Convalidation workshop is for any couple who is legally married and seeking the Sacrament of Matrimony. The workshop is from 9am-4pm. The cost for this workshop is $125.
If you choose to pay by check, please make it payable to Diocese of Venice in Florida.
You will receive the certificate for the workshop after we receive payment. Checks can be mailed to:
Diocese of Venice in Florida
Marriage Preparation Program
1000 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285
Si está interesado en tomar clases de preparación en español para el matrimonio, por favor contactarse con las siguientes parroquias:
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 – Luis (239) 692-5696