Renew the 'I do' is an emerging Foundation that is inspiring marriages to THRIVE in today's culture, guided by research, science and the Holy Spirit.
Why create a foundation to build a THRIVING marriage culture?
We realize the challenges we face. Our media and culture promotes and normalizes immorality and broken families that result in loneliness and hurt, which often lead to many other problems. Research shows the best way to strengthen communities is by strengthening marriages. This makes sense – families are the heart of our community and strong marriages lead to overall health and happiness for the whole family. Renew the ‘I do’ Foundation was founded on this premise.
“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” ~Pope St. John Paul II
A strong marriage provides the foundation each family needs to thrive. Renew the ‘I do’ offers unique Pittsburgh date nights, marriage preparation weekends, couples mentoring, renewal of vows Masses, and organic married health. We also gather the latest and most compelling research, studies, articles and videos from partner institutes studying relationships, family and culture, all widely supporting the importance of thriving marriage and teaching effective ways to inspire it through all stages of life.
About the Renew the 'I do' Foundation
“The Candlelight Mass and Dinner was one of the most memorable dates we've had! Holy Mass by candlelight was a new and beautiful experience; the dinner, exceptional; the ambiance, intimate; slow dancing to our wedding song, romantic. There were so many special moments, but the best part was that everything was planned for us. We just had to show up for a perfect evening. God bless you and the RTID team!"
-Dave & Sarah
“We are so thankful for the opportunities provided to us through Renew the I do’s marriage preparation. Your diverse and dedicated team allowed us to learn and grow in various ways. We reflect back often on the conversations that were sparked through our weekend and utilize the tools we learned in our marriage now. Thank you to everyone at Renew the I do for supporting our marriage.”
meet our team
Father Jay, inspired by the Catholic marriage of his own parents and grandparents, founded Renew the 'I do' in 2014.
Renew the 'I do'
3700 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
get involved today!
Help build and renew marriage culture in our community.
Become a Marriage Sponsor- Befriend an engaged couple throughout their marriage preparation journey. Keep couples on track in their steps to their wedding day. Guide and pray for them. We will pair you with a great couple!
Host a Joy-Filled Marriage Prep Weekend- a lively, insightful and resourceful preparation experience at your parish. Contact Ashley Dillon to learn more about the Joy-Filled Marriage Program and booking a weekend at your parish.
Host a Renewal of Vows Mass at your parish- Bring one of the most meaningful and special ways to celebrate and renew the marriages in your parish community in 4 easy steps.
Become a Parish Ambassador for Renew the ‘I do’-
Plan creative date nights out for your parish couples.
Introduce and help run Father Jay’s ‘Five Step Marriage Preparation Program’ in your parish.
Plan a spring ‘Renewal of Vows’ Mass at your parish
Host Small Group Couples Dinners
If you would like to learn more or bring any of these programs to your parish please contact Ashley Dillon, Program Director at email@example.com
for more information.
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Renew The I do' Foundation is organized as a non-profit entity under the laws of the State of Delaware. By letter of the Internal Revenue Service dated January 16, 2015, it is granted Private Operating Foundation status.