BAM Mission

“To offer a Catholic witness to the meaning, value, and sanctity of marriage through guiding, facilitating and overseeing the implementation of the USCCB’s National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage (NPIM) at the parish level.”  

Together with a team of couples from St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles, Illinois, we created and built from the ground up, a parish-based marriage enrichment ministry called BAM (Building Amazing Marriages) which we co-directed for 10 consecutive years. 

BAM is run by a team of 6-8 couples and consists of a monthly marriage-enriching date night within a parish setting.  Each month a new topic pertinent to the Sacrament of Marriage is presented by a witness couple, and each topic is paired with a theme to enhance the overall experience for the married couples.  The evening begins and ends with prayer, along with couple prayer woven throughout the evening.  

For more information on how you can start BAM (Building Amazing Marriages) at your parish, please contact us: