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Welcome!

Thank you for making us part of your preparation for marriage! We hope that you find the resources on this page both helpful as you prepare for your life together. If you need any assistance in this preparation process, please contact our office. We're here for you! CLICK HERE to visit our contact page and reach us. God bless you in the day and months ahead as you discover and follow His plan for you!

Marriage Preparation Process

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

Weekend Retreat

Weekend Retreat

Weekend Retreat

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

The Weekend Retreat covers all aspects of Part I and Part II of Marriage Prep.

During this retreat, you will:

  • Explore the relationship skills needed to nurture a lifelong commitment
  • Hear stories, presentations, and insights from experienced married couples
  • Learn the Church's teachings about the Sacrament of Marriage and family life
  • Hike, get to know other couples, and spend quality time with each other!

Cost: $200 per couple ($100/person). Includes all meals, accommodations, and materials.


Details

Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $200 per couple ($100 per person) | Includes all meals, accommodations and materials. Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.

Registration Deadline: 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

 

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Questions about programs, online registration or cancellations | Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee
Phone: (920) 272-8291

Questions about financial assistance for any of the programs
Phone: (920) 272-8315

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

pdf Marriage Preparation Brochure (2.96 MB)


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Two-Part Class

Two-Part Class

Two-Part Class

Seminar 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.

A MARRIAGE IN THE LORD is a two part marriage preparation series. These sessions strengthen the practical skills needed for a lifelong happy, healthy and holy marriage.

Couples will:

  • Discuss positive communication skills, finances, families of origin, and ways to protect and empower their marriage.
  • Hear stories, presentations, and insights from experienced married couples.
  • Have time for private reflection and conversation throughout the day.
  • Learn the beauty of living the Catholic vision of marriage as a covenant for responsible parenthood, including a healthy option called Natural Family Planning (NFP).
  • Listen to committed Catholic couples (with a background in NFP) share scientific and medical research, personal stories, prayer 

Part I is a one-day program where you explore the relationship skills to nurture a lifelong commitment and 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, that examines 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."

Part II can be taken before Part I.


Registation details

Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $110 | Includes continental breakfast, lunch and resource materials for both Part I and Part II | Payment must be made in advance -- no payments will be accepted on the day of the event. Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee.

Registration Deadline: 4 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Upcoming Part I Dates:

Upcoming Part II Dates:

Questions about programs, online registration or cancellations | Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee
Phone: (920) 272-8291

Questions about financial assistance for any of the programs
Phone: (920) 272-8315

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

pdf Marriage Preparation Brochure (2.96 MB)


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Nuestro Matrimonio en El Senor (en Español)

Nuestro Matrimonio en El Senor (en Español)

Nuestro Matrimonio en El Senor (en Español)

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.

Próximas Fechas y Registro -  Todo el calendario de preparación de bodas de un vistazo

Programa de preparación matrimonial en español un día
Ministerio Parroquial en Colaboración con la Diócesis para la Preparación de Parejas a Contraer Matrimonio
Cuota de Inscripción: $80.00 – incluye desayuno continental, almuerzo y material

Questions about programs, online registration or cancellations | Couples who cancel or re-schedule their date after registering will be charged a $10.00 service fee
Phone: (920) 272-8291

Questions about financial assistance for any of the programs
Phone: (920) 272-8315

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

  pdf Descargar documento (2.96 MB)  


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Re-Opening the Door to Marriage

Re-Opening the Door to Marriage

Re-Opening the Door to Marriage

"Re-Opening the Door to Marriage" is a special marriage preparation retreat for couples who plan to marry in the Catholic Church after an annulment, after the death of a spouse, or who are currently civilly married and are now seeking the Sacrament of Marriage. The retreat day will be tailored to the unique issues of the couples, such as financial health, finding each other's strengths, raising stepchildren, communication styles, and more.

As dates are scheduled, they will be available on our Marriage prep calendar.

Cost: $110.00 per couple


Marriage Preparation Brochure

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Online Option

Online Option

Online Option

Online 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.

Online Option   Hearing-Impaired Option   Opción de habla hispana

*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.

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Complete Marriage Prep Calendar at a Glance


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please contact our office immediately at (920) 272-8315 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.


InPerfectUnionIn 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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Foccus Event

FOCCUS Facilitator Training

FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding & Study) is a parish ministry preparing engaged couples for marriage. FOCCUS Facilitator Training is offered to married couples seeking to guide engaged couples through this ministry.  All of the following courses will be offered on the Diocesan Campus, Green Bay.  Cost is $85/couple and may be paid online, in person, or invoice to parish after the event is held. Courses limited to 12 couples each; please register as soon as possible.  


Upcoming trainings 

June 10 & 17, 2019 | 6:30-8 p.m.
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October 12, 2019 | 8:45 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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March 14, 2020 | 8:45 a.m.- 3 p.m.
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