Marriage Preparation

Marriage Preparation

English and Spanish Marriage Preparation Programs

Congratulations on your engagement!

God has called you to live the beautiful vocation of marriage. This sacrament will strengthen you for your life together. Marriage is the center and foundation of Catholic family life. Together you, and any children with whom you share life, will be a blessing and a gift for you, for the Church, and for your family and friends.

--Bishop David Ricken

Marriage Preparation Process

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To Register for your Marriage Prep, Choose One of these Options

Weekend RetreatWeekend Retreat

Complete Marriage Prep Program covering both Part 1 & Part 2 in one weekend while enjoying some relaxing time with your future spouse.

More Information           Complete Marriage Prep Calendar at a Glance

Marriage Prep Seminar ClassesSeminar Classes

Complete two-part "A Marriage in the Lord" Marriage Prep Program in two sessions, which can be taken in any order (for example, Part II before Part I):

  • Part 1 | One-day program (Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) at locations throughout the Diocese.
  • Part 2 | Two-hour session at various times and places.

More Information           Complete Marriage Prep Calendar at a Glance

Nuestro Matrimonio En El SenorNuestro Matrimonio en El Senor

Retiro pre-matrimonial para parejas de habla Hispana que ya estan cosados o tienen la intencion de casarse.

Las parejs se reuniron desde las 8 a.m. a las 4 p.m. Las parejas deben registrarse en las parroquia.

Más Información  Todo el calendario de preparación de bodas de un vistazo

Re-opening the Door to MarriageRe-Opening the Door to Marriage

A special marriage preparation retreat for couples who plan to marry in the Church after an annulment or the death of a spouse, or who are civilly married and now seek the Sacrament of Marriage.

More Information           Complete Marriage Prep Calendar at a Glance

Online Marriage Prep OptionOnline Option | Opción en línea

Online options are available for anyone separated by distance, having challenging schedules, the hearing-impaired, Spanish-speaking individuals, or those with limited alternatives. This approved marriage preparation option uses the same materials as "A Marriage in the Lord" and satisfies both Part I and II.

Hearing-Impaired Option   Opción de habla hispana 
Online Option **While in person marriage prep is the preferred way to complete marriage preparation, this online option is available at the discretion of the couple's pastor. Please consult with the pastor or deacon preparing you for marriage before enrolling in this course.


In Perfect UnionIn Perfect Union

A collection of information and resources from the Wisconsin Catholic Bishops to help couples prepare for lifelong successful marriages that bring them happiness and joy, by living their commitment to each other, to God and to the Christian community.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please contact our office immediately at (920) 272-8309 if you are unable to attend your scheduled marriage prep class.

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

Marriage Prep BrochureMarriage Prep Brochure

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