We are excited to present a preview of our upcoming Witness to Love Marriage Preparation retreat videos, presented by Fr. John Riccardo of ACTS XXIX and produced by our Apostolate Calling Couples to Christ. Thanks to Veritatis Media and Diakonia Productions for the production of this awesome video!
The series of videos focuses on the essential meaning and understanding of how man and woman are created for love and for each other within the context of marriage. It is designed to help engaged couples understand marriage through the lens of Scripture and learn the point of marriage.
Fr. John Riccardo has a wealth of experience in marriage and family ministry. He holds a Sacred License in Theology (STL) from The Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family and has served as the Director of The Cardinal Maida Institute for Marriage and Family.
He was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996 and has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church, and as associate pastor at Divine Child Catholic Church. Fr. Riccardo currently serves as Executive Director of ACTS XXIX, a new outreach to help parishes create an evangelization and discipleship road map. He also hosts the radio program Christ is the Answer produced by Ave Maria Radio and broadcast on the EWTN Radio Network.
Before receiving his STL, he studied philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.
The mission of Calling Couples to Christ is to help couples live Christ-centered, joy-filled marriages by inviting them to a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ.