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Saturday, May 23, 2020


We are going virtual at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat least for the time being.

Living the locked-down life is exhausting and can take a toll on any marriage. Carve out some time just for each other.

We are pleased to offer one of our Three to STAY Married Marriage programs in an on-line format.  While unconventional, we whole-heartedly believe in helping couples build stronger marriages is an essential function and that a virtual retreat is the perfect way to rekindle a marraige in lockdown. 

Join us for a day that will connect your hearts at a deeper level and rekindle your love. 

Saturday, May 23, 2020


  • Engaged Couples Welcome to Join Us!
  • Registration is required. 
  • Space is Limited!  
  • Reserve your spot today!

Eastern Time

{May be subject to changes}

10:15 am Log into ZOOM (to ensure technology is working correctly and all are ready for the Intro Talk.)

10:30    Welcome and Introduction:  Fr. Peter Hopkins LC

11:00    Giving & Receiving Love in Your Marriage w/ Joe & Helen Truppo

11:45    Couple's Exercise

 12:15   Lunch Break

  2:00    You Had Me at I Love You w/ Kathy Musslewhite

  2:45    Questionnaire/Exercise 

  3:15    Break

  3:30    Fulfilling the Deepest Longings of the Human Heart w/ Fr. John Hopkins, LC

  4:15    Questionnaire/Exercise

  4:45    Break

  5:00    Vigil Mass for Sunday & Devotional Renewal of Marriage Vows:  Fr. Peter Hopkins LC

A mixture of talks, questionnaires, time for personal reflection (individually and with your spouse) the program is designed to give couples concrete and constructive tools and advice to help them explore their marriage. The weekend will include celebration of the Mass and a devotional Renewal of Wedding Vows.

Fr. Peter Hopkins, LC

Fr. John Hopkins, LC

Dr. Kathy Musslewhite

Joe and Helen Truppo

Suggested Donation

Although Our Lady of Bethesda is not charging for our virtual retreats during this time, we gladly accept contributions in order to make this offering possible.  Your generosity will cover additional technology costs,  fixed on-going expenses and our ability to support our priests.  However, if money is an issue, please do not hesitate to register, we'd love for you to join us anyway!  We are trusting in the generous support of many to enable us to provide retreat experiences for anyone regardless of financial ability/resources.

Suggested donations for Virtual Marriage Retreats: $50  REGISTER

If you would like to make a donation without using the registration form, there are three ways to do so listed below. Please note: You must complete the on-line registration to participate in this retreat.

  • Venmo to @OLBinDC
  • Credit card on our donation page
  • Check addressed and mailed to :

Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center
attn: President
7007 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817