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Marriage Resources

Marriage Resources

Marriage Enrichment

The St. John Paul II Foundation and the Archdiocese of Detroit present Together in Holiness: a comprehensive marriage enrichment initiative that inspires spouses to grow together in holiness and empowers and equips parents to form their children in the Catholic faith. Together in Holiness includes:

  • An annual, one-day Conference series for couples in dioceses
  • A year-round Formation series for couples in parishes, schools, and small communities

With the Together in Holiness Formation series, small communities of spouses gather for a 7-part series that equips them with the formation, encouragement, support, and practical tools to grow together in holiness and to form their children in the Catholic faith. Please watch the trailer to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Link for more infoTOGETHER IN HOLINESS – Archdiocese of Detroit (

Marriage Coaching

Marriage Coaching is a couple-to-couple mentoring program designed to invite couples to live out more fully God’s plan for their marriage. It was developed to minister to couples who are experiencing struggles in their marriages but are not yet ready to seek marriage counseling. It is also helpful for couples desiring to strengthen their marriage. Marriage Coaching is not counseling. Rather, it offers support and practical tools to couples in need to help them strengthen their marriage within the four walls of their home.

Marriage Coaching Flyer: There is Help for Your Marriage

Catholic Counseling Resources for Marriages

Catholic Charities of SE MI
Help for many needs — marital counseling, family, adolescent, child; anxiety, depression, substance use… They offer counseling services on a sliding scale. You may request a Catholic counselor or Spanish-speaking Catholic counselor: 1-855-882-2736. CCSEM Royal Oak office is closest and covers Oakland County: 248-548-4044… press 0 for operator… if you are told all case workers are booked, contact Dir. Jacqueline Smith x 3123 for a referral, and tell her Cindy Monaghan from St. Irenaeus referred you.

Joe Manuszak
ACSW, MSW (part of a team of five Catholic counselors: Ancora Counseling)
Therapist Specialty: Individual or marital counseling; mostly virtual but can do in-person… Joe also does the pre-marital counseling for the couples in our parish preparing for marriage.
586-322-1660 Rochester Hills, Michigan

Fred Cavaiani
LLP, LMFT (psychotherapist, psychologist)
Therapist Specialty: works with individuals and couples; marriage counseling

Teresa Visoso-Rangel
Psychologist—speaks Spanish and English
Therapist Specialties: works with families, couples, and individuals
(former St. Irenaeus parishioner… moved across state… but is taking new clients via tele-health visits.)
(248) 425-6470 or

This is a Christian program, Catholic in origin:
It is one of the resources recommended by the Archdiocese of Detroit:
We have a parishioner couple here at St. Irenaeus that is very involved with this ministry, and it has helped and saved a lot of marriages. It starts out as a weekend retreat, then there are follow-up post- weekend sessions, and eventually, (if interested), couples can participate in casual, supportive small groups. Read more below.


Retrouvaille begins with a weekend experience in which husbands and wives are helped to re-establish communication and to gain new insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple. This part of the program is presented by three married couples and a priest. The team couples, who have experienced disillusionment, pain, anger, and conflict, offer hope as they share their personal stories of struggle, reconciliation and healing. You will find courage and strength in the realization that you are not alone in your struggle.  Unlike other marriage improvement programs that consist of essentially just a weekend retreat, Retrouvaille continues as a 7-week long course that enables couples to break old habits, institute new ones and permanently change their attitudes. 

Retrouvaille Flyer: Is Your Marriage Tearing You Apart? 

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