Marriage Speaker Series

~10am (following 9am Mass) in the Parish Hall


Speakers Claire and Jerry Schulte:

Feb. 9  -The Five Love Languages

Join us on the World Day of Marriage as parishioners Claire and Jerry Schulte give us insight into the Five Love Languages. We will gather in the parish hall following the 9am Mass.

Claire and Jerry met while attending U of M and were married at St. Thomas shortly after graduation. After several years out of the area, they returned to Ann Arbor and St. Thomas, raised four children, and have been long term parishioners.

Several years ago Claire was given a copy of Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages” which she read and encouraged Jerry to read. Gaining insights into the different ways they communicated love to each other helped make a good marriage better and smoothed out some rough edges in their relationship. Come hear their candid story and gain a better understanding of your beloved’s love language.

Speakers Gary and Cindy Hunter:

A four-week series of brief talks about the Sacrament of Matrimony, meant to help you discover what Marriage is and how to make it more meaningful, whether you’re married or considering marriage. Each talk includes tools and techniques geared toward bringing you closer as a couple.

Gary and Cindy Hunter have been married for 41 years and are parishioners at St. Thomas. They have been mentors for engaged couples for over 25 years and have been actively involved in marriage enrichment for 12 years. Gary is a semi-retired mechanical engineer, model train enthusiast, wood worker, and volunteers with the Capuchins in Detroit. Cindy is a retired teacher, master gardener, a member of the Our Lady of Victory Carmelite Community, and holds a master’s certification in Catholic Women’s Leadership. The Hunters have two adult children and one (new) grandson.

Feb. 16 – Your Roles in Marriage

Feb. 23- Introduction to Theology of the Body and Male and Female Identity

March 1- Building Intimacy

March 8- Building a Plan for your Marriage