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The Diocesan Marriage Preparation Class is designed to be an engaging, enriching, and beautiful presentation of the teachings of our faith. Use this page to read more and to register for required classes, offered several times throughout the year.

 

Marriage Preparation Checklist Summary
WhatWhen
Call your parish8 to 12 months before wedding
Initial parish meeting8 months before wedding
Register for and attend a diocesan Marriage Preparation Class (see bottom of post to register)3 to 10 months before wedding
Register for and attend an introductory Natural Family Planning Course (suggested but not required)5 to 6 months before wedding
Final parish meeting4 to 6 weeks before wedding
Sacrament of Reconciliation (suggested but not required)1 to 2 weeks before wedding

Please visit our detailed MARRIAGE PREPARATION CHECKLIST page for more information!

 

Marriage Preparation Class

Our one-day Marriage Preparation class is a full-day of formation, dialogue among the couple, and reflection. The content presented in the Unveiled program is relevant, aesthetically pleasing and solidly built on the tenets of our faith.

The Marriage Preparation class is designed to share in Christ’s vision for married love including the theology of marriage, communication, intimacy, and married spirituality. At the end of the day, couples will understand the fundamental components of the human and spiritual elements of sacramental marriage and be empowered to live out that vision in the world.

The price for this preparation class is $220, which can be paid online when you register.

 

2018-19 Class Registration

The following dates are available (all dates are Saturdays).
Click on a date to register.

* indicates Spanish available

Click here for Preparación Matrimonial en Español

 
What topics are discussed during class?

  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Why Get Married in the Catholic Church?
  • The Nature of Christian Marriage
  • Fertility, Married Sexuality and the Language of the Body
  • Stewardship
  • Mixed Faith Marriages
  • Spirituality in Marriage
  • Common Challenges in Married Life

Class Schedule

  • 8:30 am — Registration and hospitality
  • 9:00 am — Morning prayer and opening session
  • Noon — Lunch and reconciliation
  • 1:00 pm — Afternoon session
  • 4:30 pm — Wrap up and closing prayer
  • 5:00 pm — Dismissal