The sacrament of matrimony is a wonderful gift and vocation to holiness. The Church wants to assist you with this calling to a life of self-giving and commitment, and so each couple participates in marriage preparation programs. Click here to learn more about beginning the process of preparing for marriage.
For Your Marriage
The Church that helped prepare you for marriage is still here for you when you need help in your marriage whether you are experiencing a dry-spell or distance or if your marriage is in a storm, the Church is here to help.
- Marriages in trouble: Retrovaille
- Marriage Unique for a Reason
- Parenting: Families of Character
- Virtual Marriage Retreat
Celebration National Marriage Week!
The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 14) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. The theme for 2021 is “To Have, To Hold, To Honor.”
The USCCB Secretariat on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth offers resources to bishops, priests, deacons, married couples, and lay men and women to help celebrate and live the great gift of married life. Click here to learn more!
Articles about marriage
Married love is a generous love by Father Rick Kramer
In their marriage, husbands and wives are called to imitate Christ in their life and to walk in love as Christ loved us. St. Paul writes about God’s plan for married love in Ephesians where he says, “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Then he explains how the love…
Expecting the unexpected by Carla Ferrando-Bowling
Each year couples who attend our marriage preparation classes come with the hope to start a new life with the blessing of God. They bring with them many expectations, a long list of all the things they should have for their celebration, but have they ever thought of the unexpected?