Marriage Preparation

Because Christian marriage is a sacrament, the Catholic Church wants couples to be well-prepared. Dioceses and parishes offer marriage preparation to help couples develop a better understanding of the sacrament; to evaluate and deepen their readiness to live married life; and to gain insights into themselves as individuals and as a couple.

Please contact the pastor six-nine months prior to the desired wedding date in order to begin the marriage preparation and to reserve the date on the parish calendar.  Marriage preparation normally requires three things: an introductory session on Natural Family Planning, time spent learning the plan that God has for marriage through either the Beloved series or God's Plan for a Joy Filled Marriage, and a weekend retreat call Engaged Encounter.