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Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Edward C. Malesic
Offices Parish Life Marriage and Family Ministry Ministry Leaders

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Ministry Leaders

The Office for Marriage and Family Ministry offers the following guidelines for the immediate preparation of engaged couples. The office is working to update the Marriage policy as well as the Pre-Cana guidelines.  

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We have had limited requests for CANA II and have some couples that are willing to help mentor couples encountering a second marriage preparation situation.  Please don't hesitate to contact us for information regarding any of our training programs.


Marriage Preparation

Preparing couples for married life with the support of a community in faith.

Prepare Enrich Trainings

We train clergy and couple ministers to administer the relationship inventory and work with couples. This inventory is mandatory as a part of the premarital preparation guidelines for couples in our diocese. Please reach out to Terri for more information.

Marriage Mentor Training

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

We will be scheduling for Fall 2022 on the West Side of Cleveland soon.. This training is for clergy-invited individuals who would be appropriate for assisting with marriage preparation or marriage mentoring. The training costs $100.00, covering both the Prepare-Enrich Facilitator materials fee and food. If you have couples that you would like to be trained, please reach out to Terri to discuss. 

Parish Pre-Cana Retreats

Parishes are hosting Pre-Cana Retreats but some can only take limited numbers. We have updated our process for listing Pre-Cana and they are now readily available on our events page.  There are also online formats available for your marrying couples' convenience.

Many couples may find the virtual and online options the best fit due to personal circumstances.

Parish Pre-Cana Listing

If you would like to advertise your Parish Pre-Cana Retreat to the wider diocese, please submit your event information below. Additionally, please feel free to direct your marrying couples to our Marriage page for further information.

Submit your Pre-Cana Retreat

Couple to Couple League is a great resource for NFP and they have a method matcher for providers and couples, 

CLICK HERE for Information 

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Nourish for Caregivers

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. (Mt. 11:28)

Nourish for Caregivers is a mission-driven ministry that responds to the immense needs of caregivers. Not just their practical needs, but their emotional and spiritual needs as well. Nourish for Caregivers is also unique. It is the only Catholic, turnkey program that comprehensively ministers to caregivers. Its curriculum provides the tools and resources to help caregivers connect with their faith and encounter Christ, so that they can see the grace of God in their caregiving journey. 

Contact us to learn more about the program and the benefits it may have for your faith community. 

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Ministry of Consolation

Praying for the dead and comforting those who mourn are spiritual works of mercy.

Are you or someone that you know becoming fragile because of illness or age?  Having "that conversation"  about end-of-life care and personal wishes is best done when we aren't in a crisis mode.  Talking about these issues and potentially what you want in funeral arrangements or burial arrangements can be very helpful especially if our family members aren't practicing Catholics. The Marriage and Family Ministry office has compiled some helpful tools for parish staff or individuals.  CLICK HERE to Email Terri Yohman to request information.

Ministry of Consolation is a training course offered for parish leaders to equip them as they support households during the loss of a person. This course covers the skills needed for parish work surrounding bereavement. Topics such as the Order of Funerals, active listening, healing, and self-care of the minister are covered. We keep a list of requests and train individuals as needed to meet parish needs.  Training programs and retreats are appropriate for the following audience:

  • Parish Grief / Bereavement Ministry Teams
  • Lay Ecclesial Ministers
  • Deacons

There are no scheduled trainings at this time for leaders.  If your parish is interested in developing this ministry please reach out to the Marriage and Family Ministry Office.

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Ministry of Care & Compassion

The face of each person who suffers is the face of Christ. 

Training programs and retreats are centered around how to support the elderly, sick, homebound, and institutionalized who are in need of pastoral care. 

The course material covers:

  • The rituals in the Pastoral Care of the Sick
  • The basic theology of death and suffering
  • Active communication and listening
  • Guidelines on pastoral care visits in various institutions. 
  • The diocesan guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion*

*Formation in this area is completed in collaboration with the Office for Worship regarding the Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Contact your pastor or parish Lay Ecclesial Minister for more information. 

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