Catholic Family Groups & Movements

During a cultural tide that in many ways undermines Catholic marriage and family life, it can be difficult for families to faithfully persevere in their vocation and mission without the support of others. Sharing life’s joys and challenges with families and friends who share the same vision and commitment to Christian family life is very important.

There are many ways in which couples and families can come together to be of mutual support and encouragement.

Listed below are a number of ecclesial movements, family groups, organisations and communities who have ecclesial recognition and operate within the Diocese of San Bernardino.


Engaged Encounter

Provides quality marriage preparation primarily for couples who are planning to marry in the Catholic Church. However, couples who are not Catholic are also welcome to attend one of our weekends. The program is available in most dioceses in the United States and in many locations internationally. A wedding is a day.... A marriage is a lifetime!

John and Adriana Cummings (English)
(909) 758-3836 | cummings.john@gmail.com | www.sbcee.com

Engaged Encounter en Español

Andrea and Vidal Leon (Spanish)
41280 Lily Ave., Murrieta 92562
(310) 293-4054 | andreliz18@hotmail.com

World Wide Marriage Encounter

The Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience for a couple, which offers them a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It’s an opportunity to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. Also, it's a time to share their feelings, their hopes, fears, joys and frustrations. Marriage Encounter is a Catholic expression open to all happily-married couples regardless of faith, race, age, education, or financial status.

Robert & Denise Borruel (English)
17295 Dauby Ct. Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 520-7478 | e-mail: 
robndeeb@verizon.net | website: www.sb-wwme.org

Encuentro Matrimonial

Eduardo and Mayra Silva (Spanish)
404 West St., Upland 91786
(909) 373-5414 | mayrabarcegon@hotmail.com

Marriage Enrichment

The mission of Marriage Enrichment is to strengthen marriage through a spiritual, experiental-based process that places God at the center. This is accomplished through a parish-based marriage program for married and engaged couples that fosters commitment and growth, develops couple leadership, provides mutual support, and builds community.

Clayton & CeeCee Trejo
1473 E. 13th St., Upland 91786
(909) 985-7864 | cmttrejo@yahoo.com


Retrouvaille

A program specially designed for troubled marriages, Retrouvaille consists of a weekend experience and a series of 12 presentations offered within the three months following the weekend phase.

General: (800) 470-2230

Peter & Jan Lauder (English)
800 E Hermosa Dr., Fullerton 92835
Registration: (714) 871-5953

Refugio and Irma Chavez (Spanish)
10589 Wolfe Ave, Riverside 92505
(951) 688-9219

Movimiento Familiar Cristiano

Is a group of families of goodwill that promote moral and Christian values in our society. Es un groupo de parejas de buena voluntad que promueven los valores humanos, morales y Christianos en nuestra sociedad.

Guillermo and Carmen Navarro
13514 Fremont St., Fontana, CA 92336
909 782-3232 (cell) | 909 463-6372 (home) | e-mail: guicar12@verizon.net

Fernando and Sonia Martinez
951 760-8726 | e-mail: fermartinez65@gmail.com

Couples for Christ

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Christian family life renewal program. CFC is a work of Christ which raises up Christian couples and establishes Christian families committed to the work of evangelization and winning the world for Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ricky Coronel, Jr.
6827 Burke Ct., Chino 91710
(909) 591-4195 | Fax: (909) 591-6315 | e-mail: rcor950825@aol.com