Marriage Formation Retreat

The Three to Get Married marriage formation retreat weekends 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 are invited and encouraged to attend with their engaged couples when possible.

The retreat will cover important formation topics such as Communication and Family of Origin, but will also spend time with the treasures of our Catholic faith, such as the importance of prayer, the sacraments, Confession, and the Holy Eucharist. This is an important part of the marriage formation process, and we are looking forward to having you with us!

COVID-19 and Retreat Schedule Update

The St. Philip Institute has canceled all live retreats that were scheduled between April-August 2020. We hope to resume the retreats in person this fall. Until then, we are working on making more online retreat options available to couples who cannot wait to attend a retreat weekend. The first English and Spanish online retreat weekends have been scheduled, and we will continue to add more throughout the summer after we pilot these first two sessions. Please contact Deanna Johnston at for more information regarding the online or live retreat weekends.

Online Retreat Weekends

Additional weekends will be added in English and Spanish throughout the summer.

June 5-7, 2020
Three to Get Married

Online Retreat Weekends

Additional weekends will be added in English and Spanish throughout the summer.

29-31 de mayo 2020
Son Tres Los Que Se Casan

2020 Retreat Dates

March 6-7, 2020
Cathedral Center, Tyler

September 11-12, 2020
St. Edward’s Education and Ministry Center in Athens

October 9-10, 2020
Cathedral Center, Tyler

Additional retreat dates will be added for the Nacogdoches area in English and Spanish.
We will post those when they become available.

2020 Horario de Retiros en Español

28-29 de febrero 2020
St. Edward’s Education & Ministry Center in Athens

24-25 de abril 2020

31 de julio-1 de agosto, 2020

19-20 de septiembre, 2020
Sacred Heart, Texarkana