What Is Marriage?
Congratulations on your engagement and entering into preparation for the vocation of marriage! Let’s get started. Watch the video, “What is Marriage?” together as a couple and follow the instructions outlined here. We look forward to assisting with your preparation for marriage.
“It is by following Christ, renouncing themselves, and taking up their crosses that spouses will be able to receive the original meaning of marriage and live it with the help of Christ. This grace of Christian marriage is a fruit of Christ’s cross, the source of all Christian life.”
–Catechism of the Catholic Church 1615
As you begin this process, have a printed copy of the 2017 Marriage Prep brochure handy for reference. Please choose the brochure for the year in which you are preparing for marriage, not the year you will be married. The registration process will go more smoothly for you if you thoroughly read the brochure and all of the information provided here before beginning the registration and/or contacting our office for special assistance. Then take a look at the detailed Five Step Marriage Prep Process brochure to help guide you through your journey.
5 Step Marriage Process Overview
Step 1 – Contact Your Parish Priest
Step 2 – Select, Register and Pay for Educational Programs
(click here to register)
Step 3 – Complete FOCCUS Pre-Marriage or REFOCCUS Inventory
Step 4 – Attend the Programs You Registered For
Step 5 – Plan the Wedding Rite Ceremony
Brochures & Resources
- 2017 Marriage Prep Brochure
- Detailed Marriage Prep Information
- Natural Family Planning
- Marriage Enrichment
If you have any questions, please review the detailed marriage prep process information before you contact the marriage prep specialist.