ringsMarriage Preparation



Preparing to live the Sacrament of Marriage is important. It is the cornerstone for Catholic family life.

The Diocese provides these sessions on relationship skills and healthy married sexuality to complement your parish's sacramental ministry. After you meet with your parish leadership and complete the FOCCUS Inventory at your parish, be sure to check and plan with your pastor or pastoral leader about which programs will help you better prepare for living the Sacrament of Marriage.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is offered by trained instructors to complement the introductory info provided by your parish and the Diocese. See below

CLICK HERE | 2013-2014 Marriage Preparation brochure pdf_button

2013-2014 Schedule

A Marriage in the Lord

"A Marriage in the Lord" a two-part marriage preparation program:

Part I is a one-day program (Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at locations throughout the Diocese of Green Bay. By attending you will:

  • Explore the relationship skills to nurture a lifelong commitment.
  • Hear presentations from experienced married couples who lead discussion on living the Sacrament of Marriage.

Part II is a two-hour session, held on a separate day, at locations throughout the Diocese. By attending you will learn:

  • The Church's teachings about the Sacrament of Marriage and responsible parenthood including a healthy option for a lifetime of love called "Natural Family Planning."
  • Sessions are led by committed Catholic married couples who will share scientific and medical research, personal stories, prayer and locally available resources.

Cost: $95 | Includes Part I and Part II. Part I includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Both parts include resource materials.

Sessions can be taken in any order (for example, Part II before Part I).

CLICK HERE to choose dates that fit your schedule

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please contact our office immediately at (920) 272-8291 if you are not able to attend your scheduled marriage prep class.

NOTE: Couples who re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

A brief overview of NFP is presented at the day-long sessions, and more individualized instruction is offered by trained certified instructors.  The Diocese has NFP instructors available who teach a variety of methods for you to learn the tools to effectively plan your family in accord with God's plan for marriage.  See the Diocesan NFP brochure or CLICK HERE for more information.