Marriage Preparation

Congratulations on your engagement! This is such a joyful and exciting time in your life and we are thrilled for you! The sacrament of matrimony is a powerful sacrament binding two hearts and lives into one. Your marriage will also be a daily witness of God’s love in our diocese and world.

Your parish is eager to help you prepare for your future life as a spouse and parent, so connect with them as soon as you are able.

Below you will find some additional resources and information that can aid in your preparation.

Best wishes as you journey to your big day and God bless!


A Lasting Promise

The Lasting Promise marriage prep course is based on the highly acclaimed program known as the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP).  This program is designed to teach couples communication skills and techniques for handling conflict and promoting intimacy with the aim of preventing future marital problems and divorce. 

This program emphasizes constructive arguing techniques that allow couples to adjust their communication styles and achieve more positive and intimate communication in a Christian setting.

Links to schedules and registration forms for upcoming Lasting Promise seminars near you can be found to the right under Resource Links. 


Marriage Resources

Catholic Information Series

Basic Catholic Teaching for Marriage

Engaged Encounter


For ReMarriage Couples

Attend the Smart Steps for Step Families program and/or:

Complete the ReMarriage inventory/questionnaire and consultation from your Pastor or Deacon.