Sponsor Couple Training

Sponsor Couple Training

In the Sponsor Couple Program, an engaged couple meets with one married couple in the home of the married couple, for a series of meetings. The Sponsor Couple shares their personal experience of Christian marriage with the engaged couple through a one-couple to one-couple approach. Guided by the facilitation instrument known as FOCCUS, the Sponsor Couple encourages the engaged couples to examine their assumptions and expectations of marriage in the light of the real life experience offered to them by the sponsor couple.

During these sessions, a real and personal relationship between the sponsor couple and the engaged couple is established. In the privacy of their own home, the sponsor couple becomes an open book of real-life experiences for the engaged couple, sharing their own experience of how marriage is lived out in its day-to-day ups and downs. The Sponsor Couples are also encouraged to evangelize the engaged through prayer. The flexibility and adaptability of the meetings combined with the personal and pastoral focus of sharing one-couple to one-couple provides a very satisfying experience for the engaged couple as they practice skills that they can actually use in their marriage.

 

2016 - 2017 

 FOCCUS Sponsor Couple Training - I
Date Time Location Language
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan

English
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan

Spanish
       
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan

 English
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan

Spanish

 

FOCCUS Sponsor Couple Training - II
Date Time Location Language
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 9 a.m. - Noon San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan
English
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 2 - 5 p.m. San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan
Spanish
       
Saturday, May 20, 2017  9 a.m. - Noon San Juan Diego Institute
San Juan
 English
Saturday, May 20, 2017 2 - 5 p.m. San Juan Diego Institute
San Juan
Spanish

 

 Fully Engaged  Sponsor Couple Training - I
Date Time Location Language
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan

English
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan

Spanish

 

Fully Engaged Sponsor Couple Training - II
Date Time Location Language
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9 a.m. - Noon San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan
English
Saturday, April 29, 2017 2 - 5 p.m. San Juan Diego Ministry Institute
San Juan
Spanish

 

Continued Ed Sessions
Date Time Location Language
Saturday, March 25, 2017

9 a.m. - Noon 

St Joseph
Donna
English
 

 

   
Saturday, March 25, 2017 3 - 6 p.m.  San Cristobal Magallanes
Mission
Spanish
 

 

   

 

 

Family Life Office
Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
700 N. Virgen de San Juan
San Juan, TX 78589

 

Phone: (956) 784-5012
Fax: (956) 784-5081

Director: Lydia Pesina
lpesina@cdob.org

Associate Directors:
Eileen Guerrero de Kalaf
eguerrero-kalaf@cdob.org  

Mariela Trujillo
mtrujillo@cdob.org