Marriage Preparation and Enrichment
First, congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting time, and we want to extend our best wishes to you. We are happy to help you get your marriage off to a great start.
Marriage is a sacrament, and that means it is a precious gift from God that will help you grow in love and holiness. If one or both of you is Catholic, there are some things you need to know and do before the wedding.
1. At least six months in advance, call the rectory and set an appointment to talk with the pastor or deacon. Set up marriage prep sessions, usually one a month.
2. Check the church calendar with the parish secretary, to find an open date. She will write it on the calendar, and this will secure the church for the wedding practice and the wedding.
3. Only after securing the date on the church calendar should you book a venue to host your wedding reception.
There are several programs that can help strengthen your marriage.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a program to help make good marriages even better. To learn more, visit http://www.wwme.org
Retrouvaille (re-trov-eye) is a program to help troubled marriages. To learn more, visit http://www.retrouvaille.org