An exciting marriage ministry uniquely created at
We see it almost every day: Marriage is under attack by our society. Its sanctity is doubted and even ridiculed. Its foundation has been severely weakened. What can we do to protect this institution of marriage that we hold so dear? LOVE STRONG in our marriage, and help as many others as we can to LOVE STRONG in their marriages as well. Strong marriages make strong families, and strong families are the cornerstones of a vibrant and dynamic Christian community.
The LOVESTRONG Marriage Ministry is a special marriage apostolate founded at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in San Antonio, TX. Inspired by existing Catholic marriage ministries, the LOVESTRONG Marriage Ministry was uniquely created in 2014 by Holy Spirit parish couples under the guidance of pastor, Father Carlos Velazquez. These couples felt God’s strong calling to minister to marriages in our community.
Mission Statement: The mission of the LOVESTRONG Marriage Ministry is to support, strengthen, and nurture the Christ-centered marital bond between a man and a woman utilizing an experiential-based weekend retreat program.
Vision Statement: The LOVESTRONG Marriage Ministry has been created and will be run solely by layperson couples of the Catholic Church, under the spiritual guidance of our pastors. We believe that marriage is exclusively a sacred bond between a man and a woman in the sacrament of holy matrimony. As such, it is a visible sign from God giving each of us His grace. Therefore, it is our duty and our responsibility as Catholics to protect this Sacrament in our marriages, and to help other couples in our community do the same. By providing LOVESTRONG Marriage weekend Retreats, we hope to foster an enhanced commitment and enriched love between participating couples to strengthen and preserve marriages in our community.
The LOVESTRONG Marriage Retreat is a Friday evening to Sunday afternoon weekend hosted by LOVESTRONG layperson married couples. This wonderful 3-day event celebrates the purpose of your marriage and the love you share while allowing you both the flexibility to spend the evenings together at home.
The LOVESTRONG Marriage Retreat is packed with special presentations, exercises, music, and activities designed to celebrate and reinforce each couple’s commitment to each other and a deepening of their Christ-centered bond.
LOVESTRONG Date Night meetings take place in February, December, and 2-4 weeks following each Retreat. Please check the “Calendar” to see when our next Date Night takes place. The LOVESTRONG Date Night meetings function as an opportunity for any and all married couples to further edify and spiritually strengthen their marriage and to have some fun together! The Date Nights typically run from 6:30pm until 8:30pm on a Friday evening.
Give each other the gift of TIME TOGETHER and enjoy a weekend Retreat and/or a Date Night together celebrating your marriage!
God bless, and Live Love Strong!