Marriage Enrichment

Marriage and family enrichment organizations play a significant role in enjoying and making our lives better. Is through the interaction with other families, within the context of positive and nurturing dynamics where thrive as a community. Please check some of the great movements present at the archdiocese.

Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is an enrichment ministry for married couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. It is also for priests and religious who want to strengthen their relationships with their church communities.

The Marriage Encounter experience is a live conference – typically a weekend – where three couples and a priest provide new tools, using examples from their own lives, to help couples work through common themes we can all relate to.

The experience helps you listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about the two of you learning to be the best, most loving, and thriving couple you can be. Nine in ten couples who attend a Marriage Encounter recognize a long-lasting positive effect on their lives. 


DATES                               ZONE                  LOCATION
March 26-28                   North                  Virtual
May 14-16                         South                  Virtual
June                                     North                  TBD
September 10-12            South                  In-Person, Commuting
October 8-10                    North                  TBD
November 5-7                 South                  TBD

Registration fee: 100 USD per couple

For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” Visit to learn more, or to register for a Worldwide Marriage Experience in the Greater Houston area, visit

Brian and Tina Little

Missionary Families for Christ

Missionary Families of Christ (MFC) is a movement focused on renewing the family, defending a culture of life, and building the Church of the Poor.

Once a year, each ministry of Missionary Families of Christ gathers as a nation for a weekend to worship God and learn about where He is leading this community. This year, the couples' ministry of MFC USA will be gathering here in Houston (Westin Galleria on July 9-11, 2021) with this theme "To The Ends of the Earth" which is based on Acts 13:47 "I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth."

The conference registration fee is $250 and the invitation is open to everyone!  For additional information and registration, click here.

Cana Family Institue

The Cana Family Institute forms and supports parents of young children -birth through 5th grade-  giving them training and tools to go deeper in their faith, enjoy community life, and enrich their families.

Cana’s unique approach combines small group discussions, retreats, family events, and milestone celebrations, integrating a rich ministry experience that flows naturally and seamlessly provides formation and vital community bonds in diverse life areas. Ask at your parish if the Cana Experience is present!

Or contact Robin Spencer for additional details.

Robin Spencer
Mission Outreach Director - Houston
O: 763-391-0205  |