St. Francis parish participates in the Sponsor Couple program to prepare engaged couples for marriage. The engaged couple meets with a married couple discussing the FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study) premarital inventory.
The inventory provides feedback on topic areas important to marriage including lifestyle expectations, friends and interests, personality match, personal issues, problem solving, communication, dual careers and religion and values.
During the meetings in the Sponsor Couple's home, the Sponsor Couple shares their personal experiences with the engaged couple. The Sponsor Couple encourages the engaged couple to examine their assumptions and expectations of marriage in the light of the real life experiences offered to them by the sponsor couple.
For more information
Couples interested in learning more about becoming a Sponsor Couple may contact the parish office at 223-4577.