CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!
We, your parish family, here at Saint Catherine Labouré are happy to assist you in your preparation for a lifetime together. We know this is an exciting and busy time for both of you and your families and we hope that the resources we share with you will give you a strong foundation for a healthy and happy marriage.
On the day of your marriage, you will enter into a sacred covenant with God and each other. What you celebrate on your wedding day is the public expression of our commitment to living that covenant each day of your life together. It is the duty and responsibility of the Church to help you understand fully the nature of this covenant and the duties and responsibilities of married life. It is the role of the Church to nurture you now as you prepare for that great day when you exchange your marriage vows and to continue to support your commitment after you are married.
The Marriage Preparation process includes but is not limited to FOCCUS Inventory completion, Mentor Couple sessions, God’s Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage or Engagement Encounter Weekend, and pastoral guidance. Your meetings with the priest or deacon will also provide you with opportunities to discuss the nature of this beautiful sacrament and the importance of your continued spiritual growth as a couple.
If you are planning a wedding please call the parish office as soon as possible to see if the date you request is available and begin the process of marriage preparation which is a minimum nine to twelve month process.