On behalf of our local Catholic community, we congratulate both of you on this most joyous occasion of your betrothal to marriage. It gives us great pleasure to join your "journey in faith" and to assist in this important process of marriage preparation. May God bless you as you prepare to enter into the Sacrament of Matrimony, a sacred matrimonial covenant.
The marriage preparation process is a multi-phased and collaborative effort under the direction of your local parish community, the diocesan Office for Marriage and Family Life, and Catholic Engaged Encounter. Diocesan guidelines recommend that marriage preparation usually will include the Diocesan Pre-Cana Program for engaged couples and for civilly married couples. Engaged couples who attend the Pre-Cana Program should also attend one of the following programs: Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend, Evenings or Awareness and Preparation for Remarriage.
ARE YOU ALREADY CIVILLY MARRIED AND GETTING MARRIED IN THE CHURCH?