Ministry to Married Couples and Families

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass

Bishop William E. Koenig invites all couples celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th wedding anniversary, or any anniversary beyond 50th, to the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass.  The Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on World Marriage Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 1 pm at Saint Margaret of Scotland Church in Newark, Delaware.  The Mass coincides with National Marriage Week, February 7 through 12.

The Bishop will be available for photos with interested couples beginning at 12:00 pm and again after the Mass.  Reservations are required by January 30, 2023.

Questions may be referred to the Office for Marriage and Family Life at 302-295-0657 or by emailing [email protected]



Worldwide Marriage Encounter


What is Retrouvaille?

Retrouvaille is a French word meaning “rediscovery”. The program is helping couples to put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships.

Retrouvaille consists of a weekend experience and a series of presentations in the weeks that follow.

Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin and orientation, but is open to all married couples regardless of religious background.

Retrouvaille is unique in that it is presented by married couples who themselves have experienced disillusionment, pain, anger and conflict who offer hope as they share their personal stories of struggle, reconciliation and healing. There is also a priest who participates in the weekend, although it is not a spiritual retreat, nor is it a sensitivity group, seminar or counseling.

The weekend helps couples discover how listening, forgiveness, communication and the dialogue process are powerful aids for building a loving and lasting relationship.

There is hope!

All weekend programs are held at the beautiful and serene Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA.

(For more information, please click on the Retrouvaille logo above.)