Marriage preparation programs take different forms. Some couples attend a weekend retreat; others are matched with a "sponsor couple"; and others participate in a series of marriage preparation classes offered by their parish or diocese. The important thing for engaged couples to keep in mind as they check numerous items off their pre-wedding "to-do" list is the well-known adage, "Your wedding lasts a day, but your marriage lasts a lifetime." The Church encourages couples to invest time and energy into the all-important work of preparing for their married life together.
- From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
To assist the Pastor with the preparation of couples for marriage one of the ministries we have is the Engaged Sponsor Couples. For more information on this ministry follow the link provided.