Marriage

MARRIAGE PREPARATION

MISSION AND PURPOSE

Marriage is such a sacred relationship that it has an impact on both the civil and Church society in which we live. Because of this, the Catholic Church wishes each couple planning to marry to spend an adequate period of time (six months minimum) considering the commitment they wll make to each other. Various programs exist to assist the engaged couple:

     1)  Pre-Cana:  marriage preparation for engaged couples marrying for the first time

     2)  Cana II:  a marriage preparation day for couples in which one or both have been married before

     3)  Engaged Encounter:  a comprehensive weekend of marriage preparation

MEETING TIMES OR FREQUENCY

Marriage preparation programs are held at various times and at various locations throughout the diocese. The Loyola Retreat House is frequently used.

Please make initial arrangements by calling the rectory at least 6 months before the intended wedding date. Various requirements must be fulfilled before Marriage in a Catholic Church.