Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Offices Parish Life Marriage and Family Ministry Marriage Training

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Training for Marriage Ministry

Marriage and Family Ministry offers training for clergy and couples who help prepare couples for the sacrament of marriage, as well as formation after receiving the sacrament.


An online relationship inventory that customizes to couples – dating, engaged, or married, and is mandatory for engaged couples preparing for marriage. The program is also enriching for married couples, helping them to build on their strengths and to grow together with the help of trained clergy and married couples.

We train clergy and couple ministers to administer the relationship inventory and work with couples. The two-day training course costs $175 to train and certify clergy (new trainees) or $50 for a refresher course. The cost for couple ministers is included in the Couple Ministry training fee. Contact our office for more information. 

Visit the Marriage and Family Events page for upcoming dates and registration.

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Couple Ministry Training

Couple Ministers are volunteer married couples selected by their parish and trained by the diocese to assist in marriage preparation and enrichment. They meet with engaged or married couples and provide a living witness of Christian Marriage. Clergy can invite and register some of their married couples to be trained!

Visit the Marriage and Family Events page for upcoming dates and registration.

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