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Marriage Preparation


As you prepare for a lifelong commitment to one another in marriage, the Church celebrates with you and wishes to offer its support. The entire process of getting married – the sessions with the clergy, a pre-marriage inventory, introduction to Natural Family Planning, and the program of instruction – are all efforts to support you as an engaged couple.

On Saturdays throughout the year, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., the diocesan Family Life program offers one-day marriage preparation workshops to help couples continue to build a solid foundation for their marriage. The format for the workshop includes presentations, journaling, private partner-to-partner discussions, and small and large group discussions.

Workshop topics include:

Marriage as Sacrament and Covenant
Families of Origin and Procreation
Marital Sexuality and Natural Family Planning
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Money and Finances

A $99 fee is charged and covers the cost of lunch, snacks, all materials and an introduction to Natural Family Planning. The fee is required in order for a registration form to be processed.



If you have questions about registration or to report problems with the registration, please call 704-370-3228. To register for a workshop or find directions to the Church holding the workshop, please select one of the following:

For the 2018 schedule, click here.

To Register Online for 2018, click here.

To Register By Mail/Fax for 2018, click here.

Marriage Preparation Directions

Marriage Prep. Guidelines for Couples 

Diocesan Marriage Preparation Guidelines (2009)

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