Welcome to the Three to Get Married Retreat information page!

The St. Philip Institute is proud to offer the Three to Get Married marriage formation retreat weekends. Designed by our Family Life office, these retreats are an opportunity for couples to learn how to put Christ at the center of the marriages as they prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

Mentor couples from the Witness to Love program are invited and encouraged to attend with their engaged couples when possible.

The retreat covers important topics such as communication and family of origin, and the couples who attend will spend time with the treasures of our Catholic faith, such as praying together, celebrating the sacraments of Confession, and the Holy Eucharist.

This is an important part of the marriage formation process, and we look forward to working with new couples!

See below for schedule.

2021 Retreat Schedule

Retreats are offered in-person. We will continue to offer these weekends following the necessary safety protocols. Due to limited capacity, registration for engaged couples will temporarily take priority over mentor couples. If you have questions about the retreats, please contact Deanna Johnston. We look forward to seeing you!

Email: djohnston@stphilipinstitute.org
Phone: (903) 630-5055 ext. 120

The 2022 retreat schedule will be posted by November 15th. 

Three to Get Married Retreats (English)

January 15-16, 2021
Wellspring Fransalian Center for Spirituality
Overnight option available

March 19-20, 2021
St. Edward’s Education & Ministry Center, Athens
Registration closed: Waitlist available

June 11-12, 2021
Cathedral Center, Tyler
Registration closed: Waitlist available

September 17-18, 2021
Wellspring Fransalian Center for Spirituality
Overnight option available
Registration Closed: Waitlist available

November 12-13, 2021
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nacogdoches
Registration now open-Closes Nov 1st
Final English retreat for 2021

The schedule is subject to change.
Additional retreats may be scheduled.  

Retiros de Son Tres Los Que Se Casan (Spanish)

 29-30 de enero, 2021
Wellspring Fransalian Center for Spirituality
Con hospedaje

26-28 de febrero, 2021
Retiro en linea

16-17 de abril, 2021
St. Anthony Catholic Church, Longview
FECHA AGOTADA- Únete a la lista de espera

16-17 de julio, 2021
Sagrado Corazón, Nacogdoches
FECHA AGOTADA- Únete a la lista de espera

25-26 de septiembre 2021
Sagrado Corazón, Texarkana
Inscripción empieza 15 de agosto

29-30 octubre 2021
Christ the King Catholic Church, Kilgore
Registro ahora disponible
Este es el último retiro para 2021 en español

El horario está sujeto a cambios.

After reviewing the retreat dates above, you are welcome to fill out the “Retreat Inquiry Form” to let us know if you are in need of additional options. We cannot guarantee that additional dates will be added, but this will help our retreat team assess the need for additional weekends.

Después de revisar las fechas de retiro anteriores, puede completar el “Retreat Inquiry Form” para informarnos si necesita opciones adicionales. No podemos garantizar que se agregarán fechas adicionales, pero esto ayudará a nuestro equipo de retiro a evaluar la necesidad de fines de semana adicionales.