St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Joan of Arc
Holy Spirit Catholic Community
St. Margaret Mary
St. Raphael
St. Scholastica
St. Thomas the Apostle
St. Petronille
Inter-Parish Marriage Enrichment Team

About IMET

In May, 2006 representatives from a group of parishes in the Naperville-Lisle-Woodridge area began meeting to develop a vision of marriage ministry through which they would coordinate resources for marriage enrichment.  Working on the premise that a marriage enrichment program is challenging to organize and sustain at a parish level, this group is working together to share current programs and to create new inter-parish marriage enrichment opportunities.

Previous conferences sponsored by IMET Include:

  • The first fruit of this inter-parish collaboration was “Breaking the Cana Code: Secrets of a Successful Marriage” seminar that was held in April 2008 at  Benedictine University, and was attended by over 200 couples. 
  • “Open Hearts: Strengthening your Marriage through Communication and Forgiveness" was the second seminar organized by the group and held in the brand new Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College in Naperville on March 21, 2009. 
  • In 2010, IMET presented "Theology of the Body: Creating A Joy Filled Marriage".  The event was once again held at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College in Naperville. 
  • "The Incredible Adventure of Marriage" was the fourth event planned by IMET in March 12, 2011 held at Benedictine University. 
  • "The Marriage You Always Wanted" featuring Dr. Gary Chapman was the fifth event planned by IMET and was held in March 17th, 2012 at St. Joan of Arc Church in Lisle.
  • "Marriage on a Lampstand" was the sixth event planned by IMET in March, 2013 held at North Central College in Naperville.
  • In  2014, IMET presented "Passion & Purpose of Marriage" featuring Dr. Allen Hunt from Matthew Kelly's Dynamic Catholic organization at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Naperville.
  • Last year, 2015, IMET presented "Love & Laughter " featuring Ted Cunningham from Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, MO at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Naperville.

"No More Perfect Marriages " is the ninth event planned by IMET and will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2016 from 9am to 1pm at St. Scholastica Parish in Woodridge.  You can register for this event on this website, or by contacting any of the representatives listed on the "Contact Us" page.

Participating Parishes

  • St. Elizabeth Seton, Rev. Scott Huggins

                John and Betty Schuch

  • St. Joan of Arc, Rev. Gabriel Baltes

                Cathy and Phil Gorski
               Mary and Rick Siebert

  • Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Rev. Dennis Lewandowski

                Sue and Mark Bonucchi

  • St. Margaret Mary, Rev. Paul Hottinger

                Terry and Maureen Taylor
               Phil and Barbara Samuels

  • St. Raphael, Rev. Dan Bachner

                Liz and Mark Bowling

  • St. Scholastica, Rev. Norbert Raszeja, CR
               Allison and John Lausas

  • St. Thomas the Apostle, Rev. Don McLaughlin

                Mary and Bob Hronek

  • St. Petronille, Rev. Jim Dougherty
                Mary Ann and Ed Jung

We would like to invite others who are interested in this critical ministry to consider becoming involved in your parish’s marriage enrichment program or in this Inter-Parish Marriage Enrichment Team.