Couples of Faith



Journeying together as a couple and as a deanery community in our faith.


St. John Neumann strives to  be a community of hope and help for marriages & families. The Marriage Ministry is committed to bringing couples into a closer intimate relationship with God and their mates by providing: 
• tools to enrich marriage through education; 
• activities to promote communication and intimacy;
• and biblical understanding of the precepts of marriage so that God will be glorified in our marriages.
We strive to be a ministry at St. John Neumann that brings married Catholic couples at all stages of their marriages together to strengthen their marriages so as to bring Christ’s loving presence more fully into their lives and the lives of our community.
•Offer opportunities for couples to develop friendships with other married couples
•Offer ways to keep our hearts one with Christ’s giving us strength for the journey
•Give us pause in life to spend some time with our spouses 
Whether you are new to marriage or coming up on your golden anniversary, starting a family, raising kids on your own, or healing from a broken marriage you’ll find links to a variety of SJN ministries that can help you:
• Support and strengthen your marriage and/or family life
• Respond to the call to be a sign of God’s love in the world through the way you live marriage and/or family life
Check out how this ministry can help you have a vibrant, life-giving marriage & family life!

Calendar of Events:

Small Group Class: The Second Half of Marriage

Wednesdays, January 9 – February 27
7:30-9PM, in a private home in Lost Creek
Hosts: Jon & Hilary Olson
Cost: $40 per couple
Includes: 2 books, wine, and snacks

Your children are gone or are leaving soon. It’s time to focus once again on your own future and especially on your marriage. David and Claudia Arp reveal eight marital challenges every long-term marriage faces with strategies for meeting each of them. The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together – and inspire you to make that vision a reality.
Couples Small Group: “The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Eight Challenges of the Empty-Nest Years” with David and Claudia Arp hosted by parishioners Jon and Hilary Olson at their home in Lost Creek


World Marriage Day – February 9, 2019

Save the date – Details coming soon!


For Your Marriage
An initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to communicate the meaning and value of married life for the Church and for society. Whether you’re engaged, married, or seriously dating, you’ve come to the right place for help in living a happy and holy married life. 
USCCB Pastoral Letter on Marriage
In November 2009, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a pastoral letter on marriage entitled Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan. This letter can be found on the USCCB website in both its FULL and ABRIDGED versions. 


Check out our calendar OF UPCOMING EVENTS!