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Catholic Marriage Preparation Programs

Steps to Marrying in the Church

pre-Cana Registration Form

pre-Cana Schedule


Marriage & Family Resources 

Family Perspective for Bulletins Family Perspective 2017-18              


Strong Catholic Families  

Worldwide Marriage Encounter                    

Upcoming Weekends can be found on

All I want for Christmas is ...You!
Give her what she really wants for Christmas - better communication, more romance, stronger faith, and YOU! Are you and your spouse looking for more understanding, closeness, and romance in your marriage? Join a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend to renew and enrich your marriage and your faith, too! Weekends are open to any married couple; you do not have to be Catholic to attend. The next weekend is December 8 - 10, at St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI. For more information on these and other weekends or to apply, visit  or contact Andrew and Alaina Wollner at 734-531-9191.


Upcoming Weekends March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018 and September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018 
A program to help couples heal and renew their marriages. Do you feel lost, alone, bored, frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Do you constantly fight, shutdown or talk of separation or divorce? Join a Retrouvaille weekend to take a good look at most areas of your relationship. This weekend is open to any married couple, you do not have to be Catholic to attend. Please sign up for this weekend or check the website out for other available dates and locations. For more information on this weekend or other weekends also to apply, visit  or you can call Tony and Julie Gessner at 616-635-1046.

National Marriage Week

Natural Family Planning

Resources from the U.S. Bishops (USCCB)

Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan - U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter on Marriage (November 2009)
Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty (Details | Pledge to Fast)
Prayerful initiative by the U.S. Bishops inviting people to fast and pray for the ongoing work to build a culture of life and marriage and to protect religious liberty.



​Resource Description
A Matter of Love   ​December 2016 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine, pages 14-15
Preparing for your Marriage ​"Catholic Practices" column, June 2013 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine
Getting Married Catholic ​Guidelines for planning a Catholic wedding from "For Your Marriage"
Fatherhood: Built on Faith, Rooted in Love ​Feature story, June 2013 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine