Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Matters: A Weekend Retreat for Married Couples

Refocus on the gift of marriage and family as a path to God’s plan for you! 

Catholic Social Services in partnership with Family Life Ministries periodically present “Marriage Matters: a Weekend Retreat for Married Couples” on a Saturday & Sunday at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Previous participants overwhelmingly agree that the time spent together as a couple during this retreat is worth it!  Cost is $250 per couple and includes all sessions, materials, meals, snacks and lodging from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Scholarships available – all are welcome!

For information on future sessions, and to be placed on a contact list, please pre-register here.

Holy Hour, Mass, Dinner & Dance 

Would you love to recapture a moment of your wedding day and reception?
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate life and love, we’d like to invite you to grab your Sweetheart and join us at our Married Sweethearts Holy Hour, Mass, Dinner and Dance!

  • Every February during National Marriage Week
  • Terra Sancta Retreat Center


4:00  Holy Hour
5:30  Mass, with Renewal of Vows, Celebrated by Bishop Peter Muhich
6:30  Dinner & Dance, with Dinner to go option (just indicate your preference on the registration)

Past Dinner Menu

  • Mandarin Orange Salad
  • Beef Tips & Burgundy Mushroom Sauce
  • Redskin Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Warm Honey Glaze
  • French Dinner Roll with Butter
  • Chef’s Choice Dessert

Celebration of Marriage

Are you, or someone you love, celebrating a major marriage milestone in 2023?  25, 40, 50 or over 50 years?

If so, you are invited to join us, September 11, 2023 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center.  Contact Family Life Ministries for more information at or 605-343-3541.

If you would like to receive an invitation for our Celebration of Marriage, please pre-register here.

11:00 Mass & Renewal of Vows, 
12:00 Luncheon

If your circumstances do not allow you to attend this celebration, we will miss you! However, we would still like to recognize your marriage. For a certificate of congratulations send your information to: Family Live Ministries, 225 Main Street, Suite 100, Rapid City SD 57701, or phone 605-343-3541, email Please include names, address, date of marriage and current parish.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Looking for a way to increase the love and romance in your marriage?  Do you need time just for the two of you? Instead of simply listening to lectures about how to improve your marriage, you will actually learn a practical communication technique and have an opportunity to rediscover your hopes and dreams for your marriage.  Your marriage is your most important relationship!  NOW is a good time to invest time in your health, happy relationship, and reconnect with your spouse.  Renew the commitment, intimacy and passion in your marriage.  Priests and other religious are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

Weekend topics include: exploring personality styles, communicating our feelings, dealing with the busy world around us, learning how to improve our listening skills, understanding God’s plan for our marriage, keeping our relationship a priority and more.

There are currently no Marriage Encounter Weekends in South Dakota.  Click here to see the closest retreats to your location.

Restore communication * Renew Commitment * Rekindle Romance