Convalidation Conference is for couples who are civilly married and seeking the Sacrament of Matrimony. The conference consists of lecture-style workshops each conducted by a Marriage and Family Therapists covering topics such as: Communication; Family of Origin; The Many Moods of Marriage.
If the husband and/or wife have dependent children from a previous relationship, a fourth session on Blended Families is also offered and highly recommended.
All couples must attend Sessions 1, 2 & 3.
Workshops do not need to be taken in consecutive order
All sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 p.m.
A late fee may apply to those who wish to sign up after the deadline
January 14th – Registration Deadline 12/29/16
June 3rd – Registration Deadline 5/19/17
September 9th – Registration Deadline 8/25/17
January 28th – Registration Deadline 1/13/17
June 24th – Registration Deadline 6/10/16
September 23rd – Registration Deadline 9/8/17
February 11th – Registration Deadline 1/27/17
July 8th – Registration Deadline 6/23/17
October 7th – Registration Deadline 9/22/17
February 25th – Registration Deadline 2/10/17
July 22nd – Registration Deadline 7/7/17
October 14th – Registration Deadline 9/29/17
How do we register?
Complete and submit the registration form found in the current brochure to the Office of Marriage & Family Ministries with the requested payment. Please be mindful that each program has a registration deadline. Phone, fax, email or online registrations are not accepted. Once paperwork is processed, couples will receive a written confirmation.
Where is the program held?
The program will be held at Bethany Retreat Center in Lutz. Directions to the facility are available at: http://www.bethanycenterfl.org
Who do we contact if me have questions or need additional information?
All contact regarding this program or the marriage preparation process should be with the Office of Marriage & Family Ministries. Since Bethany Center serves only as the host facility, their staff is unable to answer any questions you may have.
The best way to reach us is by E-mail as we have access to this from off-site locations and frequently respond after normal business hours. The email address is: email@example.com or by phone 727 – 341 – 6847.