Marriage Preperation Timeline

"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1601

Marriage Preparation Timeline

Step 1: To be completed 9 months to 1 year prior to the marriage date

  • Call the parish office to set the date
  • Meet with the Director of Discipleship and Evangelization to discuss the preparation process, complete initial paperwork, and pay the $100 down payment

Step 2: To be completed 4 to 6 months prior to the marriage date

  • Meetings with the parish FOCCUS couple
  • Participation in the Archdiocesan Engaged Encounter day/weekend
  • Participation in the parish Theology of the Body informational session

Step 3: To be completed 1 to 3 months prior to the marriage date

  • Baptismal certificates (and other necessary paperwork) is mailed to the parish office
  • All meetings with the deacon are complete
  • Liturgy planning sessions are scheduled with the presider and liturgists
  • Remaining balance is paid


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