Marriage Preparation Facilitators (Sponsor Couples)

Our engaged couples complete the FOCCUS premarital inventory and are given the option of attending a series of five marriage preparation sessions in the home of a married couple of St. Raphael or a Diocesan Marriage Preparation Weekend. If they choose St. Raphael’s Sponsor Couple program, they meet with a sponsor couple five times. Must be willing and able to share their experience of marriage and love with the engaged in an honest and loving manner and appreciate the importance of working with adults at a critical stage of their faith life. Couples sponsor four or five couples a year and conduct marriage preparation sessions in their home at the convenience of the engaged couple and the sponsor couple.

Initial Training: One 4 hour session
Ongoing Formation: 1 – 2 sessions a year
Time Commitment: 12 hours per couple sponsored

Contact: Robert Frazier at (630) 615-7610 or